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Greystoke Castle

Introduction

Greystoke Castle has a late-18th to early-19th century landscaped park. It also has gardens and ornamental pleasure grounds. It is now(2007) used as a centre for outdoor activity weekends as well as a conference and wedding venue.

Visitor Facilities

www.greystoke.com/
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

www.greystoke.com/

Other Websites

    History

    The site of Greystoke Castle has been occupied since 1069.

    The house was rebuilt during the 17th century to designs by Anthony Salvin. This was later largely destroyed by fire in 1868 but the family rebuilt the house to the same design.

    The house and grounds were commandeered by the army during World War 2 and were used as a tank drivers training area and later as a prisoner of war camp. A lot of damage was done to both the house and grounds and much of the remaining 20th century was spent repairing and restoring.

    Period

    • Late 18th Century
    • 18th Century
    Associated People
    Key Information

    Type

    Country Estate

    Principal Building

    Commercial

    Period

    Late 18th Century

    Survival

    Extant

    Open to the public

    Yes

    Civil Parish

    Greystoke