The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle
The Engine Yard boasts the very best artisan shopping and country living, all in one place. You’re spoilt for choice with an abundance of beautiful shops in the unique Engine Yard Retail Village and original restaurants and bars. Children of all ages will be entertained for hours at the Adventure Playground at Belvoir Castle, featuring a ship, a giant timber castle, towers and much more. The Engine Yard celebrates the best of British all year round, with unforgettable events and pop-up markets for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re looking for a delightful day out in the East Midlands, it’s time to visit the Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle.
The Engine Yard, Belvoir history
Are you curious about the history of the Engine Yard?
The Old Engine Yard was developed in 1812 onwards when the new steam engine was installed to pump water from the village of Woolsthorpe to the Castle. The steam engine was housed in a tall building with arched windows in the middle of the yard – this has been reconstructed and can still be seen at the Engine Yard today.
When Belvoir Castle was fully built and more rooms were used by the family, the Engine Yard became the building yard for the ongoing construction and maintenance of the Castle and Gardens.
Trading in Belvoir is not a new concept! In the middle ages, the Duke of Rutland’s ancestors set up a Market and Summer Fair in 1100. Although we don’t know exactly where the Market and Fair took place, it would have been close to the Engine Yard.
Mouthwatering brunches, lunches and takeouts
Are you looking for the Engine Yard Belvoir menu? Our menus change and evolve with the seasons, so remember to look for any exciting changes.