Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.
Crowning a hill, the Castle’s turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairy-tale. The name Belvoir – meaning ‘beautiful view’ in French, and pronounced today as ‘beaver’ – dates back to Norman times.
Four castles have stood on this spot since 1067, and it’s a pretty perfect location for a fortified castle. Looking over the battlements from the North Terrace of the current Castle, you can see for miles over the counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. And on a clear day, you can even see Lincoln Cathedral, some 30 miles to the North East.
Past articles about Belvoir Castle
See Breathtaking Photographs of Belvoir Castle’s Recent Event, ‘Festival of the Horse’
The fields surrounding Belvoir Castle were filled with the sights and sounds of more than 40 horses and their riders in full flow for the first ever Festival of the Horse taking place across an action-packed weekend on 11-12 September...
Belvoir Castle Launches Estate Farm Shop and High End Brasserie to Create a Foodie Destination
Belvoir Castle has launched its first ever Estate Farm Shop and a high-end Brasserie at the Engine Yard artisan shopping village to showcase the best local produce from the Leicestershire estate.
The Duchess Podcast: Hedingham Castle
The chatelaine of Hedingham Castle, Demetra Lindsay, will feature on the premier episode of the Duchess podcast, a brand new series hosted by the Duchess of Rutland and custodian of Belvoir Castle, Emma Manners, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into...
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