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.
After the Government Announcement on Wednesday 30th December 2020,
we have had to close again into a 3rd Lockdown for the forseeable future.
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Clients in mind, we take every precaution possible.
This includes all "Updated Guidelines" from the Government
so when we are allowed to re-open for Business, we can do - Safely!
During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a
We use a special solution that is certified to kill ALL Viral and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or by our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
We wear Face Masks and Gloves, there are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms as well the Breakfast Room of the Main House.
The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen.
Thank You For
Your Patience and
for your Custom,
and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
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
Over the winter of 2019 and into 2020, we have been making changes to the Lodges.
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps up to 2 People, and
Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!