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Belton House, Grantham

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One of the most complete examples of a typical English country dwelling, Belton House is surrounded by landscaped gardens with pathways that ribbon through the woodlands and park. The house was constructed in the 17th-century by Sir John Brownlow, who, despite his great wealth, chose to build modestly. However, the interior was outfitted with the most innovative designs for the time, including sash windows. The family's social status fluctuated from barons to earls and back again, but the textiles and the decor have remained largely the same since 1688. Nowadays, the National Trust owns and maintains the site, keeping it open to the public during daylight hours. Plan to visit Belton House during your Grantham vacation using our convenient Grantham travel itinerary maker.
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  • We've been here before, so on our way up north we decided to stop here for a break. We knew the house wasn't open as its out of season, but there were tours into the basement. We were mainly here for ...  more »
  • This is an excellent park for all round entertainment and there is a choice of two cafes and a restaurant ,also two shops to buy various items from . The play area has recently been extended with a va...  more »
  • We combined our visit with a walk in the extensive grounds and up to the folly. The house is magnificent and there are plenty of deer to be seen. Although we have not used it, we understand from frien...  more »
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  • What a wonderful National Trust property. Beautiful house, stunning surroundings with deer roaming. Great outdoor adventure play park although gets a little slippery when wet. The ride on model train was very popular with our 3 year old. There is also a small indoor play area if the weather is inclement. We'll go again.
  • Big house in very large grounds We booked the deer rutting walk and although it was a good informative couple of hours the planning was very happy hazard .. we were booked on an 11:30 walk and arrived early only to be told the walk left at 11 and we had to chase after the group .. when we were almost half way through the walk some more people met up with us who were also told the walk started at 11:30 (this was also printed on the ticket) and they missed a large part of the walk .. at over half way through and on our way back even more people managed to catch up and they had missed most of the walk .. I think this was very poor management and for £10 per person was very unreasonable Because of the size of the grounds and the time we spent looking around we decided that we would miss going round the house and we will be back again very soon to finish off our tour q
  • Lots of fun for the whole family. Newly expanded adventure playground. Beautiful and extensive gardens for walking. Real hedge maze. Beautiful old country house. Nice shop and two cafés, including indoor play area. Large deer park, too.
  • This National Trust property is an absolute gem. So much history both ancient and contemporary: royal abdication, Machine Gun Corps, lost villages to name but a few. Found staff to be very helpful and friendly. If you've got kids there's an absolutely huge adventure playground set in the words with a cafe, facilities and even a train ride. For people with younger kids there's an indoor play area which also serves good food and coffee. The grounds are amazing, as are the formal gardens. Then again if you're a local NT I'm probably preaching to the converted.
  • A great place to go! Amazing adventure playground for children and an inside one for younger kids. Beautiful gardens and worth walking down to the boat house and around the lake