July 27, 2022
Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire
There's lots of exciting developments going on at Belvoir Castle. On a recent visit, we stayed at the newly refurbished Vale House. It's a guest house with nine bespoke bedrooms available, all of which have been designed by the Duchess of Rutland. It's super comfortable and located next to the Engine Yard where the Fuel Tank Cafe offers a fabulous breakfast and great coffee!
As well as these developments, we're pleased to be able to share the first image of the new Adventure Playground. Inspired by the iconic architecture of the Leicestershire estate and Belvoir’s past and present explorers, the playground will cover four acres and will include a giant timber castle, ship and towers ideal for children and teenagers of all ages.
Inside the castle structure and its multiple levels, adventurers of all ages will be able to discover hidden tunnels, a secret climbing wall, and a giant tube slide whilst the ramp-accessible ship features porthole windows, a climbing net and a zip wire for daring sailors to exit the deck and fly through the trees. There will be plenty for smaller children too with plans for a mini bridge, slide and crawl tunnel as well as a wooden car structure, inspired by the present Duke’s 100-year-old Renault. Entry to the Adventure Playground will be included in all garden tickets with passes available for regular visitors.
We'll share more information as the build progresses, but rest assured, it's already looking good!