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The Castle and Gardens are now closed to day visitors until Easter Sunday 2014. Opening dates are listed below.

On the days when the Castle and Gardens are open to day visitors, the hours are from 11.00am - 5.00pm. Entry to the Castle is usually by guided tour only at 11.15am, 1.15pm and 3.15pm. Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the Castle where the tour begins.

On very busy days such as Bank Holidays, guided tours may not take place and instead, free flow around the Castle will be permitted (guides in the rooms will answer any questions). Free flow will not be permitted on less busy days.

Parking is at the bottom of a relatively steep hill, beside the ticket office / tea rooms, where light refreshments can also be purchased. The Castle is accessible only via a 5-10 minute walk up the hill.

Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at the main gates to the Estate.

The Castle and Gardens will be open on the following Sundays and Mondays in 2014:

April 20, 21,

May 4, 5, 18*, 25,26

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

July 6*, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28**

August 3**, 4**, 10**, 11**, 17**, 18**, 24**, 25**, 31**

September 1

*National Garden Scheme Opening days
** On these ten dates, tours of the private apartments can take place by payment of an extra supplement of £30.00 to normal ticket prices and by informing Mr Harvey Proctor on at least one week in advance of a desire to take such a tour.

The Gardens ONLY will be open on the following dates in 2014:

April 15, 22, 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 3, 10, 17, 24,

July 1, 8

Admission Prices are currently:

Castle & Garden Tickets:

Adults £15

Concessions £12

Children £8

Family (2A3C) £40

A car parking charge of £2.00 per car will apply to all to cars parking in our Car Parks.

Garden only tickets

Adults £8

Concessions £7

Children £5

Family £25

Group Tours

Entry to the Castle for groups of 20 or more will be by conducted tours at times to be arranged with the group. For information regarding group tours please contact or telephone 01476 871002 . (Adults £12 : Concessions £10 : Children £7)

Please Note: Coaches are not able to drop off passengers at the Castle which is situated at the top of a hill. Any groups arriving by coach to the Public Car Park should be aware that, unfortunately, it is not possible to access to the Castle other than by a 5 minute walk up a relatively steep hill.

Disabled Facilities

Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users (ground floor only). There are disabled WCs in the Castle and ticket office car park. Only Guide and support dogs are permitted in the Castle and Grounds. There is car parking outside the Castle entrance for disabled and fragile persons who can ask at the ticket office for a car pass to park near to the Castle.

Sorry, no dogs allowed in the grounds or the Castle apart from Guide Dogs and Hearing Dogs.

How to find us

OS Ref. SK820 337

The Castle is easily accessible by car and is signposted from the A1, A607 and A52.
A1 from London (Grantham Junction) 110 miles; York 100 miles; Leicester 30 miles; Grantham 7 miles and Nottingham 20 miles.

Grantham Train Station is only 7 miles, and taxis are