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Belvoir Castle

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Address: Leicester, England
Phone Number: +44 1476 870262
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Sat - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
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For opening hours to the Castle and gardens, please check the Castles web...

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Beautiful castle, beautiful surroundings

Towering over the Vale of Belvoir, the home of the Duke of Rutland is a Leicestershire landmark well worth a visit. The house itself is magnificent, full of surprisingly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Since this is my first English castle, and my first overnight at a castle, I don't have a great deal to compare it to. My red and gold bedroom had unbelievably high ceilings, a full size canopy bed and chaise lounge the size of a twin bed. It was a movie setting. I felt like I had fallen into my... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This castle and surroundings are absolutely amazing, I visited and it literally took my breath away. The moment I set eyes on Belvoir, it felt like I had gone back in time. I was gobsmacked to say the least. The beauty and splendour, the architecture, the gardens, it was a pleasure to see. If I had visited as a child,... More 

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Thank lindashaw965
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Castle and grounds were fabulous. There were new areas in the grounds and easy to follow trails. The employees in the castle were extremely knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Good variety of gifts in the shop. A lovely place to visit with loads of family pictures all around the place showing a lovely family growing up.

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Thank Beverley N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Towering over the Vale of Belvoir, the home of the Duke of Rutland is a Leicestershire landmark well worth a visit. The house itself is magnificent, full of surprisingly delightful objects, painting ect. The gardens are also wonderfully laid out and offering interesting contrasts. The only two small criticisms are the lack of refreshment facilities and the map of the... More 

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1 Thank KevinSadler2364
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

it a place you need to go to visit and enjoy the place it is part of the history in Leicestershire in the east Midlands

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Lincoln
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have loved this place since childhood and wanted to take my partner to show him what a lovely setting and castle it is. It still is...however a few issues tainted the day. Paying £2 to park your car when you are paying £15 each to get in is ridiculous. Queueing for your tickets to get in with people queueing... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This castle stands on a high shoulder of land between Grantham and Melton Mowbray. It catches your eye on the horizon wherever you are in the area and had beckoned me for a very long time. At last I decided to visit and made the journey from Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago. My wife and I were not disappointed!... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We recent visited Belvoir and enjoyed our tour of the house. This was unfortunately spoiled by the only refreshments available were at the bottom carpark. We were a number of ladies of a certain age and if it hadn't been for a very obliging coach driver some of us would not have made it up and down the hill and... More 

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Thank Diane C
Poole, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I have seen, worked with and generally been to many castles and stately homes and I can honestly say this is one of the nicest castles I have been to. Well laid out and elegant it was helped by lovely staff and the castle owl. Yes I said owl - he was beautiful and well loved. Worth a visit and... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We arrived at the castle unaware that during the week there were only guided tours that lasted over 1 1/2 hours & we had to wait until 3.15pm. The biggest shock though was the fact that having paid for entry to the house & gardens we also had to pay a £2 parking charge! If we were only using the... More 

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