Visitor Information

Our full Address is:

Belvoir Castle
Grantham
Leicestershire
NG32 1PE

Belvoir Castle will be open to the public on selected days from March – October 2017. Please check the calendar for these dates.

Our normal hours of opening are 11:00am – 5:30pm

This is subject to change, please check specific dates on the calendar

Visits to the Castle are either by free flow or a guided tour.

Free flow admission 11:00am to 4:00pm

Guided tours take place at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the Castle, where the tour begins as the walk up to the Castle from the car park is quite steep.

Castle Guides will be available to answer questions and help with information.

Castle door closed at 5:00pm.

Ticket office gate locked at 5:30pm

 

Tours of the Private Quarters

On a limited number of days we are able to offer a tour of the private side of the Castle to give a glimpse of what life is like for the families who have lived here. The cost of this tour is £45 per person and includes a full tour of the Castle, the private side tour and access to the gardens. This will be available on the following dates:

May 8th, 15th & 22nd
June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June
July 3rd & 10th

These tours must be pre-booked, you are able to do this by contacting Debra Scadding on 01476 871035 or email dscadding@belvoircastle.com

Photography

Please note that NO photography within the Castle is allowed and we ask that mobile phones be switched off whilst in the Castle

Belvoir Castle will be open to the public on selected days from March – October 2017. Please check the calendar for these dates.

Our normal hours of opening are 11:00am – 5:30pm

This is subject to change, please check specific dates on the calendar

Visits to the Castle are either by free flow or a guided tour.

Free flow admission 11:00am to 4:00pm

Guided tours take place at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:00pm.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the ticket office to the Castle, where the tour begins as the walk up to the Castle from the car park is quite steep.

Castle Guides will be available to answer questions and help with information.

Castle door closed at 5:00pm.

Ticket office gate locked at 5:30pm

Guided Castle Tour & Garden Tickets:

Adults £20 : Children aged 4-16 £10 Under 3’s free : Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £55

Castle & Garden Tickets:

Adults £16 : Children aged 4-16 £9 Under 3’s free : Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £45

Garden only tickets

Adults £9 : Children aged 4-16 £6 Under 3’s free : Family £25 (2 Adults & 2 Children) £25

The Cafe and Ticket Office are located in the Public Car Park.  The Cafe offers a range of sandwiches and snacks, tea, coffee and a cream tea.

Group Tours

We welcome all coach and group tours at Belvoir 20 or more. These will be by conducted tours at times to be arranged to suit.

Guided Tour of the Castle and Gardens

Join a member of our devoted team and take a journey through time at Belvoir Castle, home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. Belvoir castle sits in the heart of the vale of Belvoir and is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the world.

Your day will also include the opportunity to meander through our beautifully established formal gardens on a variety of walks and trails, new for 2016 never been seen before. Our Rose Garden, Spiral walk, Japanese Woodland, Duchesses Garden, Hermits Garden and Dukes Walk.

Capability Brown Tour

Discover the ‘lost’ work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown on one of our specialist Capability tours.

These never seen before stunning views and vistas that capability had planned for Belvoir over 250 years ago can now be seen. This full day experience includes a presentation of the life and work of Capability, a look at a copy of the original manuscript of his plans, a gun bus tour of the estate so that you can see his vision through your eyes and lunch served in our Stewards restaurant.

If you would like more information on the tours we offer or to book please contact Debra Scadding on 01476 871035 or email on dscadding@belvoircastle.com

Q Do you cater for wheelchair users/Less abled?
Admission into the Castle is free for wheelchair users (ground floor only). There are WCs for disabled visitors in the castle and ticket office car park. Disabled and fragile persons can ask at the ticket office for a car pass to drive up the hill and park near to the Castle.

Q Do you allow Dogs at Belvoir?
Only guide, hearing and support dogs are permitted in the castle, however you may bring your dog with you into the grounds providing it is on a lead and you clear up any dog mess.

Q Can I take photographs?
With pleasure of the grounds and outside, but photographs of the inside of the castle is not permitted unless you have permission to do so prior to your visit.

Q How long with the guided tour take?
It usually takes between an hour to an hour and a half for a complete tour of the Castle.

Q Do you allow picnics in the grounds?
We have a number of picnic tables by the Ticket office/Cafe and the grassy areas by the car park are perfect for a picnic, but not within the garden areas.