Kimbolton Castle, originally a medieval castle, underwent many changes before the Great Rebuilding by Vanbrugh, Hawksmoor and Adam, as the country house of the Dukes of Manchester. The Castle's most famous resident was Katharine of Aragon, who died here in 1536, and small sections of the Tudor house have survived. Although the Castle now belongs to Kimbolton School, visitors can still see the impressive range of State Rooms, with an outstanding set of murals by Pellegrini. A small Heritage Room houses displays on the Castle's history. The Castle is set in extensive, wooded grounds, with pleasant walks.
The maximum group size is normally 70, but efforts will be made to accommodate larger groups.
Length of Tour
A tour of the interior of the Castle takes approximately 1½ hours. Groups who would like to be shown round the exterior of the Castle as well as the State Rooms are advised to allow at least 2 hours.
Public Opening Dates Sunday 2 November 2014
£5.00 per head
(minimum charge £75)
Public Opening Charges