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Belvoir Castle

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Belvoir Castle

Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire's Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland's family since 1067.

Pronounced 'beaver', its name derives from the meaning 'beautiful view' in French and dates back to Norman times. Commanding extraordinary views of the 16,000-acre estate, the castle remains one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England, with its rising turrets and towers like an illustration in a romantic fairy-tale.

The ancestral home is the fourth castle to stand on the site and was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The current family take great pleasure in welcoming visitors and sharing its many unique rooms. Featuring Capability Brown landscapes and exquisite interiors, its grand historic beauty can be seen in the popular Netflix series 'The Crown' as it doubles up as Windsor Castle, as well as films such as 'The Young Victoria' starring Emily Blunt and 'Victoria & Abdul' starring Judi Dench. The Castle and gardens are open on selected dates throughout the year. Visitors are advised to check to the website for opening dates and times.

In the shadow of Belvoir Castle is the Engine Yard. The first retail village of its kind in the local area, it has been carefully restored from Victorian buildings. Championing local businesses and great British brands, visitors will be spoilt for choice with food, drink and artisan shopping.

A visit to Belvoir Castle truly is far from ordinary.

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Belvoir Castle, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE

Tel: +44 (0) 1476871001

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Open: (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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