Is there a charge for car parking?

There is a small all day parking charge of £2 when using the main Belvoir Castle car park which can be redeemable from the ticket office when paying for your entry to the Castle. If you have pre booked your entry tickets or simply want to walk around the Vale you can redeem your parking charge from the following outlets. 

The Aviary Tea Rooms

Castle Gift Shop

Belvoir Bistro 

Duchess Gallery 
The Farmshop
The Old Servants

Parking machines are cash and Just Park online payment system

Main Castle Car Park (Long Stay)

The charges are as follows:

All day £2

Opening times: 9am-5.30pm 


The Engine Yard Car Park


(Long stay car parking available in the Main Castle Car Park)

Appeal a parking fine: HERE

Please note that Parking Charge Notice enquiries cannot be dealt with by Belvoir Castle staff or staff within any retail unit on the Estate. Should you wish to appeal a Parking Charge Notice please go online at Alternatively, you can send a written appeal to Initial Parking Ltd Suite 83, 51 Pinfold Street, Birmingham, B2 4AY. Please revert all other general parking enquiries to Initial Parking Ltd on [email protected] £2 is redeemable against a purchase at the Belvoir Bistro, Balloon Bar or Vale View

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 in the Main Castle Car Park when you arrive and they will direct you. Please see our accessibility page for more info.

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.

Reasons for introducing car parking charges

In 2020 it was brought to our attention that our parking situation really needed improving for the safety of our community, visitors and staff. Therefore, part of the recently implemented charges will go straight towards the upkeep of our site; fixing potholes, maintaining signage & fencing, landscaping, daily litter collection, keeping the nearby roads safe and maintaining public facilities at both our ticket office and Engine Yard retail village. We plan to extend our parking areas and implement parking bay mapping throughout, which the charges will also go towards. Additionally, we are working with Highways to develop better access and roads.

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