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!
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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.