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.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
This amazing grey Racehorse was trained in Greystoke by Nicky Richards, and won 17 of his 32 races. An annual presentation held at the Jocky Club Rooms in Newmarket on 7th December 2016, awarded him the prestigious title of RoR "Retraining of Racehorses" "Horse of The Year"