Belvoir Castle

Hilltop citadel and aristocratic mansion overlooking 16,000 acres.

Belvoir, NG32 1PE

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Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Facilities for children
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Crowning a hill in rural Leicestershire, Belvoir Castle has been the home to the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. With extraordinary views the castle remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.

The ancestral home is the fourth castle to stand on the site and was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. The current family take great pleasure welcoming visitors and sharing its grand historic beauty which can be seen in the popular Netflix series ‘The Crown’ as it doubles up as Windsor Castle, as well as films such as ‘The Young Victoria’ and ‘Victoria & Abdul’ starring Judi Dench.  After a two-year restoration, the gardens at Belvoir Castle now look better than ever. Visitors can explore the estate taking in all classical formal gardens, woodlands and views, leading back to the castle.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Gardens and Playground

Weekends only from 17 February


Castle, Gardens, and Playground

Weekends only from 16th March.
Open daily from 25th March till 30th September                                                                                                                                                                       Open weekends only from 5th October
Open daily from 21st October till 3rd February                                                                                                                                                                          Open daily from 16th November till 5th January

Please check the website for days when the castle is closed due to private events.

01476 871 032


Please note: Free Entry to Belvoir Castle applies for Historic Houses Members. Please display your membership card on arrival, no need to pre-book. Parking fees apply.

Castle, Garden and Playground entry

Adult: £26
Child: £10
Concession: £24
Family: £60

Garden and Playground tickets available. Please see the website.

More admission details

Group Visits

Group bookings are welcome and groups of 10 or more benefit from a discounted rate.

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Getting here

Belvoir, NG32 1PE

Find the exact address on What Three Words:

Castle Car Park: ///talking.functions.twinkling
Engine Yard Car Park: ///patrolled.vine.rosier

A note on parking:

Both car parks are charged. Charging is run by a separate company. When you arrive at Belvoir, please read the signage properly and adjust the machines using the + and – buttons to enter the amount of hours you require during your stay. You can pay at any point throughout your stay, however unless paying for all day parking, we advise you pay on exit so you know how many hours are owed.

The machines do not calculate how much is owed, it is down to the individual to note what time you enter the car park and therefore how much to pay.

You can find out more about why Belvoir has introduced parking charges, and how to deal with any concerns or issues with the parking company, here.

In the shadow of Belvoir Castle is the Engine Yard. The first retail village of its kind which has been carefully restored from Victorian buildings. Championing local businesses and great British brands, visitors can find delicious food and drink and artisan shopping. A visit to Belvoir Castle truly is far from ordinary.

Belvoir Castle Engine Yard Jousting and Polo Event 23

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...

The Duchess of Rutland

We feel so very fortunate to be acting as custodians for what is a short time in Belvoir’s many centuries of history – to this splendid historic home and estate. We delight in being able to share Belvoir’s many treasures, its history and stories with you.

Why our members love visiting Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle - Simon Wright

Simon Wright - Visited September 2021

“The castle was great. Such great detail, lovely design.

The gardens were layed out in a great way.

It was such a great day out. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”

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