Engine Yard & Belvoir Bistro

Belvoir Castle’s Retail Village

The Engine Yard is home to artisan shopping and country living, all in one place. The Engine Yard celebrates the best of British all year round, with 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.

Belvoir Market & Pop Ups

We are thrilled to announce the Belvoir Pop-Ups that will begin at the Engine Yard from 17th February. Every weekend you can expect to see unique and new independent businesses join us. Each weekend there will be up to 6 different pop-ups joining us.

Every second and last Saturday of each month we will be hosting a much larger Belvoir Market with a gorgeous selection of food & artisan makers beginning the 9th March!

Belvoir Bistro

The Belvoir Bistro at the Engine Yard, is our fabulous restaurant featuring locally sourced produce and seasonal favourites. If you are looking for a spot of lunch or a delicious slice of cake, the Belvoir Bistro has it all. To view our menu click here.

Open 7 days a week

Monday  to Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-4pm
Breakfast is served until 12pm and Lunch until 3pm

Coffee and Cake is served all day!

Our Stores

 New life is coming to the Engine Yard with a brand new farm shop replacing four of the existing retail units, offering delicious artisan produce from local suppliers and familiar well loved brands. The Farm Shop which will be complete for the summer season, will be managed by the former co-owner of an award-winning delicatessen and a respected café and wine bar in Nottingham. 

7 Days a Week
The Duchess Gallery 10am – 4pm
The Grange Garden Centre 10am – 4pm

Friday- Saturday
The Grain 10am – 4pm

Events at the Engine Yard: what’s on?

There’s always something exciting going on at the Engine Yard! Experience seasonal events, Gin and Jazz Nights and weekly pop-up markets that feature local independent businesses. Keep an eye out for what’s on at the Engine Yard.

Christmas At The Castle
Christmas At The Castle

Walks from the Engine Yard, Belvoir

Take a scenic walk around the Vale of Belvoir, close to the Engine Yard. Follow one of many trails and take in the stunning views. Once you’re ready for a pit stop, you can visit the Engine Yard for a well-earned break. Download our walking map here.

Adventure Playground at Belvoir Castle

Whilst you’re at the Engine Yard, your little explorers will have the greatest adventure at the Adventure Playground at Belvoir Castle. Spanning four acres, the Adventure Playground features multiple levels, hidden tunnels, and even a secret climbing wall!

Belvoir Grotto
Christmas At The Castle

Stay with us

Why don’t you extend your stay in the Vale of Belvoir? The 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland have lovingly curated holiday properties to suit your requirements. 

Vale House

Located at the Engine Yard, the newly renovated boutique guest house boasts 9 individually designed bespoke rooms.


Take in the country air with one of a kind glamping experience. Choose from our 5m bell tents, Shepherd’s Hut and Gypsy Wagon, located at the Engine Yard.


What are the directions for public transport?
Grantham train station is closest to the Engine Yard, there are regular trains from London and the South.
When did the Engine Yard Open?
The Engine Yard Retail Village opened in 2018, and guests have enjoyed excellent shopping, delicious food and awesome events ever since.
Are dogs allowed at the Engine Yard Belvoir?
Yes, the Engine Yard welcomes dogs. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Fuel Tank Kitchen and in most of our stores. We ask that they remain on a lead at all times.
What is 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.

Belvoir Grotto

Belvoir Castle

The Engine Yard is located at the foot of Belvoir Castle’s hill and is only a ten-minute walk or a two-minute drive. Once you have explored the opulence of the Castle and Gardens, why don’t you complete your day at The Engine Yard?