Tarzan!

Don't forget to bring your Loincloth!  Well perhaps not as the English weather can be none too kind at times.  Although some of our guests can't help themselves after a night of merriment in the local pub, to try out that infamous "Tarzan Call" for themselves much to the amuzement of their friends and our locals!!

 

When Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote the epic Tarzan story in 1912, Greystoke wasn't actually mentioned in the original manuscript.  It was added later after a chance meeting with a member of the Howard family while he working as a 'War Correspondent' during the Boer War.  He decided that it would be of a greater advantage if he used the 'Greystoke' name as it was a little know place and it would also help to make his story more plausable. Back then it was only the rich and learned elite who could read, so if he had chosen somewhere like Windsor everybody would have known everybody else of high stature and his story would at once have been shelved.  

 

Edgar had become a great friend of the "Howard Family" who resided in Greystoke Castle then, and whose ancestors still do, so he would frequently visit throughout the years, and his story was hatched.

 

There have been many actors who have played the ledgendry character of Tarzon over the years, perhaps the most noteable one being the Olympic Swimmer turned actor Johnny Weismuller, Buster Crabbe, Ron Ely, and latest to date is Christopher Lambert.

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Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of

Stafford House",

However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges

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News

"Roadbase 2017" After hatching a plan to Motorcycle the length and breadth of the country raising money for "The Air Abulance"  Dave Ascough and Daren Cox rested their weary bodies with us here at Stafford House on Sunday 17th September 2017.

 

(Please note that it isn't Dave & Darren on the above picture, but Dave's wife Sam on the left, and myself on the right!

 

Please click here to go to the "News Section" where you can read more, and ride with them on their adventure! 

 

"The Wigton & District Flower Club" visit the Garden!

 

Click on the picture which will take you to the Information & Contact Us page, then check out the "News Section"

 

We are proud to announce that we have just been awarded yet another Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor for 2017

 

Check out the "Homes" section of the Cumberland News dated Friday 30th June 2017.

2017 RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE HotelsCombined
10.0 Rated by guests

We have just received the prestigious "Stellar Stays" award from HotelsCombined.  See our Awards page for more information.

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