Kimbolton Castle

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Kimbolton Castle was built in the 13th Century and was prison to Catherine of Aragon for two years before her death there. A Tudor house replaced the original castle and this was almost completely rebuilt in the early 18th Century. The mansion is a very splendid building, it has superb wall paintings by Pellegrini in the chapel and on the staircase, an earlier courtyard and a later Robert Adam gatehouse. It is now used by Kimbolton School, itself an early foundation, having been set up originally in 1600.

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Kimbolton Castle is situated to the west of Cambridgeshire, The A14 is some 4 miles north of Kimbolton and to reach Kimbolton from the west you should leave at the Catworth junction, the B660. From the east, leave at Spaldwick. If arriving via the A1 from the north, you may either join the A14 west to Spaldwick, or continue down the A1, leaving at the Buckden roundabout on to the B661. From the south, leave the A1 at St Neots, onto the B645 and Kimbolton is 7 miles west of this point.

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Rail users should come to St Neots station, about 8 miles east of Kimbolton.This station is 40 minutes from Kings Cross. There are bus services from St Neots to Kimbolton, but they are not frequent and a taxi may be necessary. The alternative for rail users is Bedford station, on the line from the Midlands to St Pancras and southern England. Bedford is about 16 miles south of Kimbolton. Again, there is a bus service, but the frequency may make a taxi a better bet.

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Opening times (Easter - Spring):
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14:00 - 18:00------
* Open Summer Bank Holidays

Opening times (late July - late August):
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------14:00 - 18:00

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Address: Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton School, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28, UK.

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