Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.
Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairytale.
The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Norman barons – Robert de Todeni who fought for him as his Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The castle you see today finally emerged in the early 1800s and was built for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland between 1801 and 1832 by architect James Wyatt.
The castle was given the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view – now pronounced ‘beaver’ remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
Open on selected dates from March to October.
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. The dates for 2018 will be published soon.
On the day of your visit we suggest that you join the guided tour of the castle at 11:30am, this takes approximately one to one and a half hours and then you would have your private quarters tour at 2:00pm which takes approximately one hour.
These tours must be pre-booked, you are able to do this by contacting Debra Scadding on 01476 871035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Historic Houses members visit for free.
Guided Castle Tour & Garden Tickets:
Adults £20; Children 4-16 £12; Under 3’s free
Free Flow Castle & Garden Tickets:
Adults £18; Children 4-16 £10; Under 3’s free
Garden only tickets
Adults £12; Children 4-16 £;8 Under 3’s free
A word from the owner
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.
Start your celebrations with a fabulous drinks reception. We can offer a choice of stunning settings for you to share drinks and canapes. On glorious summer days you might like to enjoy the colourful Rose Garden in front of the Castle, or sip Champagne in the splendour of the Castle’s Picture Gallery, Ballroom or Guardroom.
Wedding breakfasts are served in the majestic State Dining Room, with seating for up to 120 guests.
After spending the formal part of your wedding day in the Castle’s stately rooms you have the opportunity to go ‘below the stairs’ to continue your celebrations.
Our luxury marquee is located at the heart of the rural Belvoir Estate, overlooking its beautiful lakes and surrounded by a landscape of trees and grassland stretching unbroken for miles, with the dramatic view of the Castle on the skyline. Can hold upto 500 guests and can be divided to hold smaller events of up to 200 guests.
If you are dreaming of a romantic woodland wedding with your loved ones around you, then one of our three woodland settings are perfect. You can expect towering trees, enchanting lakes and your own wedding planned your way.
Conferences, meetings and events
For an exclusive dinner or evening party event, there is no greater WOW factor to impress your guests than hosting your evening in the State Rooms of Belvoir Castle. We can accommodate guest numbers between 20 and 120 with a variety of state rooms for you to choose from. We provide an exclusive and unique setting here at the castle and our evening events create memories that are all difficult to put a value on.
Team building events
The Parkland on the Belvoir Estate is the perfect base for a range of team building events. We are able to offer an incredible backdrop for corporate Team Building days that enables teams to unite, develop, collaborate and have fun and participate in a number of exhilarating activities.
The spacious marquee set within the Estates stunning parkland has the capacity to host hundreds of people and is ideally suited to all kinds of exhibitions. With the space for many stands, a centre aisle or cat walk there is no limit to its uses.