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    Every celebration is special.  We are highly experienced in hosting a wide variety of celebrations and functions including:

    - Wedding Ceremonies

    - Wedding Receptions

    - Formal Balls

    - Formal and Informal Dinners

    - Family Celebrations

    - Celebratory Afternoon Teas

    At Kimbolton Castle we are proud to offer not only the perfect setting, but also your selected menu prepared to the highest standard. All functions are held in the State Apartments, which vary in size and character and contain a fine collection of Pellegrini murals. You are certain to enjoy the spectacular and tranquil environment of the Castle which dates back to the late Stuart period.

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    Kimbolton Castle is open to groups by arrangement throughout the year, including evenings, although access during Kimbolton School terms is restricted by School usage. During school holidays, requests for mid-week visits can usually be met.

    Public Opening Dates

    Sunday 2 November 2014  1pm - 4pm
    Sunday 1 March 2015  1pm - 4pm

    Admission Charges

    Group Tours £5.00 per head (minimum charge £75)

    Public Opening Charges

    Adults £5.00
    OAP's £4.00
    Children £2.50


    Contact Us

    Visits Organiser:  Mrs Nora Butler, 01480 860505

    Kimbolton Castle

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    • The Early Years


      The earliest known castle in Kimbolton, a wooden motte and bailey castle, dating from Norman times, was not on the present site. All that remains is a low mound, surrounded by a ditch and covered with trees, which can be seen by looking up the hill from the Duchess's Walk.

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    • 1500-1700


      By the 1520s the Castle belonged to the Wingfield family, who had it rebuilt as a Tudor manor house. Parts of this building can still be seen, behind a glass panel in the wall of the Red Room and especially in the corridor near the Chapel.

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    • The 18th Century


      The Castle in its present form dates almost entirely from 1690 to 1720, when it was largely rebuilt on the orders of Charles Edward Montagu (4th Earl), who was to become 1st Duke of Manchester in 1719. Between 1690 and 1695, the courtyard was rebuilt and the main staircase added.

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    • More Recently


      In the 19th Century, an extra storey of attic rooms was added on the north side of the Castle. The Mews, which now house the Kimbolton School Dining Hall and Music School, were built to provide stables for the Castle. On the east side, the avenue of Wellingtonias on either side of the Mall was planted.

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    • The Warren House


      The Warren House is a fine Grade II* folly which stands alone on an escarpment overlooking Kimbolton Castle. As its name suggests, this intriguing building was indeed built upon a warren. It began life in the late 16th Century as a humble timber-framed cottage, perhaps for a warrener or gamekeeper, or as a hunting lodge.

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    Castle Location

    We are located in Cambridgeshire, close to the borders of Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

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