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Belvoir, Grantham,
Leicestershire, NG32 1PD

01476 871002

01476 870443

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

(Opening dates for 2010 not yet available) 14th Mar - 3rd October; Sundays to Thursdays

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Guided tours are free and available during the weekdays at 12.30pm and 2.30pm or for groups at pre-booked times to suit.

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

14th and 21st June

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring and Autumn.

To see:

Spring Gardens and Rose Gardens.

Admission Prices

(2010 prices) Castle & Gardens: Adult £10; Concessions £9; Child £6; Family (2A + 3C) £28. Free
guided tours on weekdays at 12.30 noon and 2.30pm
Gardens only: Adult £5; Child £3; Concessions £4
Car Parking FREE
Season tickets: Adult/Concessions £20; Child £12; Family (2A & 3C) £56; Extra Child £5; Gardens £12
Group tickets are available.rnRHS members - free access to gardens in Apr and July (not available on Sundays)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Garden Features & Events

Rose and Statue Garden
Woodland paths
Victorian Valley Garden
Edwardian daffodil collection
Rhododendrons and Azaleas

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Peacock Inn, Redmile Manners Arms, Knipton


Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray

Inns & Pubs:

Manners Arms, Knipton
Peacock Inn, Redmile
Red House, Knipton
Martins Arms, Colston Bassett

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

The Spring Gardens are named after their natural water spring and are designed to look magnificent all year round. They are found in secluded woodland half a mile from the castle and represent a haven of tranquility that has been lovingly restored to its original beauty by the 10th Duchess of Rutland.

History Of Garden

Belvoir Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, is superbly situated overlooking the Vale of Belvoir.The present Castle is the fourth to have stood on the site since Norman times. The existing Castle was completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings suffered complete or partial destruction during the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816. The house has magnificent staterooms, containing notable pictures, tapestries and fine furniture. The Queen's Royal Lancers Museum is also situated within the Castle. The house has been used as a location for a number of films and television programmes.

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