An historic castle in the grand style, seat of the Manners family, Dukes of Rutland. Built on an earlier site, the castle today is an outstanding example of Regency work – begun in 1801 under James Wyatt. The Regent’s Gallery is his work, celebrating a visit by the Prince and completed under the Duke’s chaplain and Wyatt’s sons after a fire in 1816. Sumptuous interiors and excellent painting collection, including Poussins.
Features: Statue Gardens with 17th century sculptures built into hillside. Duchess’ private Spring Gardens available for parties.
The HHA represents 1500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. These are listed buildings or designated gardens, usually Grade I or II*, and are often outstanding. Many are considered to be iconic symbols of Britain’s unique heritage. Visit www.hha.org.uk
Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE
Tel: 01476 871002 www.belvoircastle.com