The Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PE

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

The Engine Yard is truly a foodie oasis in the heart of the Vale of Belvoir. Whether you’re looking for a sumptuous snack during your shopping sprees or an opulent afternoon tea to mark a special occasion, the Engine Yard is the perfect spot.

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The Fuel Tank

Need to refuel during your trip to the Engine Yard? From brilliant brunches to wood-fired pizzas, The Fuel Tank Kitchen is the perfect place to catch up with friends

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The Balloon Bar

The curious cocktails at the Balloon Bar are sure to tantalise your tastebuds. Sip bespoke drinks and take in the quirky atmosphere and beautiful décor.

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.

Our stores

The ultimate retail therapy awaits at the Engine Yard Retail Village. With a wonderful selection of independent stores, browse the artisan chocolatier, toy shop, glamorous interiors store, and much more.


The Duchess Gallery

Treat yourself and your loved ones at this lifestyle and fashion boutique.


Scotts of Thrapston

Take a look at some of the country’s finest hardwood summerhouses.


Jorge Artisan Foods

Shop the finest charcuterie, cheese and delicatessen products.


Margo & Plum

Feel inspired and shop exquisite home décor and accessories.


Cocoa Amore

Indulge in delicious, sustainable chocolate heaven.


Belvoir Casa

Relax and unwind with a specialist treatment at the stunning spa.


Crafts 4 Kids

Browse handpicked toys that stimulate your child.


Rowland Watson Gunmakers

Find an exclusive range of handcrafted guns and rifles for sale.



Explore an extensive range of speciality tea and coffee.

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.
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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!

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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.
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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?