FAQs

Tickets

Do I have to visit before the end of the year – or – do the tickets expire?
Your ticket is valid for any day that the castle is open. Please check opening times here.

Can I buy tickets for a friend?
Yes, just give them the email confirmation – the bit they need is the #order number.

I don’t do online shopping – can I still get tickets?
Yes, just visit the ticket office on the day and they will be glad to answer any questions about tours and help you choose the right ticket for you.

Is the email confirmation my actual ticket?
Yes, bring it with you to the ticket office and they’ll replace it with a voucher that you’ll show upon entry to the castle

Parking/Accessibility

Where do I park?
There is free parking at the bottom of the hill.

Where do I park if I have mobility issues/ a wheelchair?
We allow those with mobility issues a permit to drive to the top of the hill simply advise the staff at the ticket office. Please see our accessibility page.

Do I need a blue badge to get access to the top of the hill?
No, we’re happy to give a hill -top permit to anyone who would experience difficulty walking to the top. Please see our accessibility page.

Afternoon Tea

I’ve bought a voucher, do I have to book a table for afternoon tea?
You do not need to book a table for your afternoon tea; our tearoom is ready to serve afternoon tea any day between 11am and 4:15pm.

Afternoon tea voucher gives me access to the gardens only – can I upgrade?
Yes, upgrade tickets can be purchased on the day at our ticket office.

Dogs

Can I bring my dog where can/can’t they go?
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds. They must be on a lead at all times and we ask that you clear up after them.

Should I bring my dog for afternoon tea?
No, there are no outdoor seating areas and as the dog cannot be granted entry to the castle it would be unattended.

Is Belvoir Castle Open all year around?

Our opening times vary; please see our opening times for up-to-date information.

Is photography and videography allowed at the castle?

Photography and videography of the castle is not permitted inside the castle. Outside of the castle personal photography of the grounds, castle, gardens and views are of course allowed and welcomed. Professional photography is not permitted, and photographs taken on the estate may not be sold or used for any commercial or promotional purpose without consent from the estate.

Are drones allowed at the castle?

Please note that in the interests of visitor safety, we do not permit the launching or landing of drones at Belvoir Castle, unless agreed in advance in writing. For further information, please see the Drone Code produced by the Civil Aviation Authority for a practical guide on how to fly your drone safely and in full compliance with the law.

Is Belvoir Castle a National Trust or English Heritage property?

Belvoir Castle is a family owned estate. It is not part of National trust but is part of English Heritage. Find out about tickets here

Is Belvoir estate a Capability Brown landscape?

Yes. In fact, Belvoir estate was the last landscape designed by Capability Brown before he died. Learn more here

What does Belvoir mean?

The name Belvoir – meaning ‘beautiful view’ in French, and pronounced today as ‘beaver’ – dates back to Norman times. Four castles have stood on this spot since 1067, and it’s a pretty perfect location for a fortified castle.

How far is Belvoir Castle from Grantham?

The distance between Grantham and Belvoir Castle is 6 miles. The road distances 8 miles.

Can you stay at Belvoir Castle?

While Belvoir is first and foremost a family home, you are welcome as overnight guests in the Castle for special occasions. Visit our Stay with Us page to see all the ways you’re able to stay with the Belvoir Estate here.

Is the Duke of Rutland related to the queen?

Dukedom of Rutland. In 1703, the ninth Earl of Rutland was created Duke of Rutland and Marquess of Granby by Queen Anne.

How close is the Engine Yard to the castle?

The Engine Yard is at the foot of the hill the castle sits on. It is approximately a 10 minute walk to the castle from the Engine yard and a 2 minute drive.

Can we bring babies/will there be change facilities

There are baby changing facilities in the castle toilets.