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1. Belvoir Castle and Gardens

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Belvoir Castle and Gardens

Belvoir Castle was completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings were damaged during the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816. This is the fourth castle to have stood on the site since Norman times

Belvoir possesses one of the most stunning interiors of the period, from the elegant Elizabeth Saloon and majestic State Dining Room to the delights of the Regents Gallery and the military splendour of the Guard Room.

The Old Kitchen and Bakery fuel the imagination of ‘below the stairs’ life in 1825, while the School Room and Nursery allow children to experience lessons and games from Regency times.

The Castle contains paintings by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Holbein and Poussin and houses outstanding collections of furniture, porcelain, silks, tapestries, French furniture and Italian sculpture. 

When Elizabeth (the 5th Duchess) commissioned James Wyatt to build the Castle in 1799 she undertook the design and landscaping of the gardens, park and grounds herself. She saw the entire Vale of Belvoir as her garden and was merely framing the views with her valley gardens.

The present Duchess is passionate about the gardens and their ongoing development and is working on bringing together collections of specialist plants and roses in different areas.

Belvoir Castle and Gardens Address:
Belvoir Castle
NG32 1PE
England, UK

Belvoir Castle and Gardens Opening Times:
11.00 am to 5.00 pm (last entry 4.00 pm)
Saturdays 11.00 am to 4.00 pm (last entry 3.00 pm)
Please follow the link for full details of opening dates and times;

Belvoir Castle and Gardens Admission:

Castle, Rose Garden, Statue Garden and Duchess's Gardens
Adults £10.00
Students/Senior Citizens £9.00
Children (5 - 16 years) £6.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £28.00

Gardens only (Rose Garden, Statue Garden and Duchess's Garden)
Adults £5.00
Senior Citizens £4.00
Children (5 - 16 years) £3.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £15.00
Free guided tours take place on weekdays at 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Season Tickets - Castle and Gardens
Adults £20.00
Senior Citizens £18.00
Child £12.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £56.00 

Season Tickets - Gardens (weekdays only)
Adults £10.00
Senior Citizens £8.00
Child £6.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £30.00

Car Parking

T  +44 (0)1476 871000

F  +44 (0)1476 870443

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