Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle: Hours, Address, Belvoir Castle Reviews: 3.5/5

Belvoir Castle
3.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. Belvoir is also a venue for weddings, private and corporate events, an estate rich of history and tradition farming and forestry practices. With dedication to charitable foundations and local community.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ella B
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Bad experience with this place, had booked for 21st December 2021, but we were unable to attend due to waiting on a pcr test for my son. Couldn’t get hold of anybody at the castle on the day, got hold of somebody the following day via messenger and was given an email address to reschedule. Email reply stated no rescheduled date because we had emailed them and not used the contact form 😳 unbelievable.. point blank refused and I lost almost £100 😡 Will not be recommending!!
Written 14 January 2022
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NatMac5
Leicestershire, UK26 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Luckily we read the reviews below after our visit yesterday or it would have completely put us off! We had to rearrange our visit to see the enchanted light train twice due to covid which was easy via the website. We had a really lovely time yesterday , the interactive elements were great and the display on the castle was magical. Having been to Belton several times the nicest thing was not being packed in and herded round! Yes it’s muddy outside in England in a garden in winter… what were people expecting? We really liked the ‘make a wish’ wall seeing was people had written there (rather than here) was quite moving in tough times. Here’s to a happy 2022!
Written 2 January 2022
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Sapphiresylv
1 contribution
Dec 2021
We went as a family, 4 adults and 2 grandchildren to the Christmas lights and look around the castle. The Castle was just how I remember very impressive but the Christmas lights…… I really don’t know where to start. It was muddy, slippy and dangerous, I didn’t hear anyone saying a good thing about it. The staff were unapproachable apart from the helpful and jovial man on the bell ringing pond. We tried to look happy for the grandchildren but it really was bad. It started Badly when we had finished looking at the castle we were going to have a drink or something to eatbatbeithernthenteabrooms or the engine shed balloon bar but were told they were closing at 3. That gave us a full hour to sit outside in the cold without drinks or food. The children were hungry and we go rather agitated. It ruined out News Years Eve. It should have been something to remember and we will but for all the wrong reasons. Next year we will go back to Belton House who really know how to put on a show.
Written 31 December 2021
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Jennifer M
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Beautiful decorations and informative guides. A great experience to help get you/keep you in the Christmas spirit.
Written 30 December 2021
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n55ffc
Radcliffe on Trent, UK817 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Lovely walk along the light trail though we forgot to take our wellies having not known it was going to be so muddy. Some beautiful lit up areas to see but the one visit is enough.
Written 30 December 2021
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Sueh2120
Nottingham5 contributions
Dec 2021
Ignore all these bad reviews! We have just returned from Belvior light festival and our whole party found it charming. There were interactive activities- playing jingle bells on hand bells and hanging a wish on a tree were a few high lights. The nutcracker projection on the castle was pretty incredible and the whole experience felt magical.
Reviewers are right about the mud (Belvior castle should do something about this) TAKE WELLIES! Previous reviewers are also right about the food which was poor and expensive- don't bother.
We loved it.
Written 29 December 2021
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965lucylou
Leicester, UK41 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Appalling light trail, not worth the money. Far better light trails at Wollaton Hall and Belton House and better value for money. The paths was muddy, no clear directions. A few fairy lights and they think they can charge £56 for a family of four. Evwrything the castle puts on is expensive and not worth the money. Will not be visiting any further events there
Written 28 December 2021
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Joanne
London, UK1,642 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a glorious day at Belvoir Castle, though we arrived on a December morning before the Christmas lights. The castle was beautifully decorated and it was lovely to be able to see so many rooms. For me, the highlight were the paintings in the gallery, and then in lunch the restaurant - which is actually in the building - not in some out of the way stable block which is so often the case. Lunch was super, served in an opulent dining room and the service was excellent. We opted for the roast turkey and cranberry rolls, followed by a large mince pie to share. This was definitely a perfect start to our festive celebrations. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Written 28 December 2021
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Willow
St. Davids, UK2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
As adult “big kids ” who enjoy nature, history, culture and being outside with a little magic we thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

The trail was great for us but it’s by no means a theme park so I can see that it would not hold the attention of children.

Things I wish I’d known before going:

-if you book a combined ticket for the castle and trail at different times, once you are in the gate you can do either at whatever time you want.
- some parts of the trail have about 2 inches of squelchy mud but tackling this in wellies just adds to the fun
- there is a cafe at the entrance and hot dog stand £3 by the castle which do serve after 4pm when the regular catering outlets close.

I feel like more craft stalls and outdoor food options would have added to the experience.
Written 28 December 2021
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K.T
Melton Mowbray, UK1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Disappointing Christmas light trail, a few lights along a very muddy and dangerous track. Nothing very festive no Christmas trees and the music sounded more like a halloween soundtrack? Cold mulled wine and awful food.
Written 27 December 2021
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