Near Grantham, Leicestershire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Belvoir Castle review – Belvoir castle sits high up on a hillside near Grantham. It is in the county of Leicestershire but sits close to the Lincolnshire border. It has been in a continuous family line for almost a thousand years as the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland. The walk up from the car park takes around 10 minutes and it is quite a steep walk. Disabled guests are able to park at the top of the hill.
Inside the castle itself, you will see many grand rooms which have been lavishly decorated. The kitchen is especially large with plenty to look at. The highlight is the big long salon with a huge bay window and some fabulous chandeliers.
Belvoir castle boats some truly wonderful grounds and gardens. You can pay to look around the gardens without paying to see the castle. The walk is hilly and the paths vary in design and quality so take some good walking shoes with you. There is a variety of walks which are on a map and also coloured arrows around the grounds. The grounds have been lovingly restored to the original design by Capability Brown. In the grounds, you can find an ice house, subterranean passage, grotto, Lord Granby’s cave, Root and Moss house and much more.
Eating – There is a shop selling drinks and snacks next to the car park. Plus in the castle, you will find a team room restaurant with the focus being on sandwiches and afternoon tea. You are welcome to picnic outside.
Facilities in brief – Look around the inside of the castle, grounds with follies, walks and plenty to see. There are toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Higher Priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced – between £13 to £18 per adult for the house and gardens without a guided tour. Children under 4 are free. You save 10% by purchasing your tickets online in advance.
Opening: Bolsover castle is open Sundays and school holidays only through autumn and winter, with a few extra opening dates in December. Opening days are similar in Spring and Summer. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users as accessibility into the castle and grounds is limited. See further information on accessibility here.
Address: Grantham NG32 1PE, Leicestershire, England. Phone: 01476 871001
Read our full review of Belvoir Castle.
Category – Historical Property – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages.
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