Greystoke Castle 1535

Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria, England, Cumbria, Eden

Brief Description

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.

History

The gardens and landscaped park date from the late-18th to early-19th century. Greystoke Castle was rebuilt in the 17th century but the site has been occupied since 1069.

Visitor Facilities

www.greystoke.com/
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

www.greystoke.com/
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Greystoke
History

Detailed 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

Just one person associated to Greystoke Castle