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Belvoir Castle, Belvoir

Belvoir Castle ( (listen) BEE-vər) is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir (grid reference SK820337). It is a Grade I listed building. A corner of the castle is still used as the family home of the Manners family and remains the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, most of whom are buried in the grounds of the mausoleum there. The castle remains privately owned, but is open to visitors.

The castle is near several villages, including Redmile, Woolsthorpe, Knipton, Harston, Harlaxton, Croxton Kerrial and Bottesford and the town of Grantham. Antiquarian John Leland wrote in the 16th century, "the castle stands on the very nape of a high hill, steep up each way, partly by nature, partly by the working of men's hands."
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  • Met with family and friends plus lyear old for cousins birthday....booked a table upsat as it was a Saturday and 8 of us. Well looked after and food was good. Lots of little outlets to wonder round...  more »
  • We are sitting by an open log fire sipping our mulled cider and eating our mince pies in the Castle tea room. We have just experienced an excellent 1 and a half hour guide tour of the castle led by.....  more »
  • Love this place. You can easily spend the whole day. There is just so much to see and explore and walk. The gardens are stunning. The castle is Wow! The food at Engine Yard is amazing. We loved it.
  • Nice trip and lovley garden. I didn't manage to get on a tour and without that it was a little boring to look round on my own. Would definitely make an effort to go on a tour next time.
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