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Belvoir Castle Offers Days Out Fit For Royalty

Jan 15, 2020 | Belvoir Blog

Belvoir Castle Starring in Netflix’s The Crown Offers Days Out Fit For Royalty

Season Opens March 2020

Belvoir Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland, is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in England and has featured in all three seasons of Netflix’s period drama series The Crown.

2020 is the perfect time for groups to visit to enjoy a day out fit for royalty with the launch of a new Royal Afternoon Tea and a Castle guided tour inspired by The Crown offered on selected dates from season opening in March 2020.

Olivia Colman, winner of a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, can be seen in the current season taking dinner in the State Dining Room and filming key scenes in the opulent Elizabeth Saloon, widely considered to be the most beautiful and picturesque room in the Castle.

Now a special Castle guided tour allows groups to follow in the footsteps of the cast of The Crown and find out all about the behind the scenes filming, on offer once a day at weekends during Castle opening. This season, Belvoir is also launching a Royal Afternoon Tea inspired by The Crown offering a wonderful opportunity to take tea in the State Dining Room, one of the locations used for the filming of the blockbuster royal historical drama.

A castle and garden guided tour is on offer to discover the history of Belvoir and experience a unique look at life in the 18th-century castle. The Leicestershire castle sits proudly on a hilltop and was given the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view. Home to Capability Brown’s expansive gardens and wonderful interiors, groups can discover the lost work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown on a specialist guided tour of the gardens designed over 250 years ago.

Or why not bring a group to one of the events? Choose from:

Jousting
13-14 June
Step back in time with the Belvoir Knights. An action-packed weekend with jousting tournaments full of skills, thrills and lots of fun.

Belvoir Flower and Garden Show
18-19 July
The Belvoir Flower and Garden Show is packed with advice and inspiration, nestled comfortably in the Capability Brown parkland.

12 Days of Christmas
16 November – 20 December
Experience the magic of Christmas with a visit to Castle dressed for the festive season along with a trip to the Engine Yard artisan village for lots of wonderful gift shopping opportunities.

The neighbouring Engine Yard artisan village breathes new life into old estate buildings, to create a complete Belvoir day out visitor experience marrying heritage, art, outdoors, food and retail.

Groups of 15 or more that pre-book before 1 March will receive a 10 percent discount group rate. Group leaders and coach drivers are admitted free of charge with complimentary refreshments in the Tea Room. Easy access up to the Castle is available for coaches.

A special preview event for organisers is being offered on 3 Feb 2020 to sample afternoon tea in the State Dining Room and a recce of the Castle and Garden.

To book onto the preview, or for further information and to discuss any bespoke trip requirements, please contact the groups team on [email protected] and 01476 871001.

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