Belton House. Days Out in Lincolnshire, UK

Belton House and Gardens are 3 miles north of the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire. Since 1984, Belton has been run by the National Trust. The gardens and parkland cover 36 acres behind the house.

On entering the gardens at Belton, the first thing you see are the Italian Gardens centered around a large circular pond and fountain. These are very pretty formal gardens layed out in expanding circles around the pond.

At the rear of the italian garden is the Orangery - a tropical greenhouse, full of exotic plants and flowers. Behind the orangery is a small walled garden with a colourful Herbaceous Border plants.Directly behind the house are the flower beds and statues of the Dutch style garden with a wide scenic path leading to the sundial statue. The path continues into more open woodland that contains the long pond and finally takes you to the Boathouse and boating lake. (boathouse was being restored Sept 2007)

Disabled access to the park and gardens is good with firm flat paths to most areas, only a couple of short trips down gentle grass banks are required to get to the pond - everywhere else, execpt the orangery is accessable to scooters and wheelchairs.

The house itself has been the location for several BBC films including - Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Tom Jones.

Directions - head to the town of Grantham in Lincolnshire, just off the A1. Then take the A607 north for about 3 miles, Belton House is signposted in Grantham.

  • Features.
  • House built in 1685
  • Orangery
  • Italian Garden with fountain Dutch gardens
  • Landscaped deer park
  • large adventure playground
  • NT Shop, Cafe, Restuarant
Belton House Gardens
Telephone: 01476 566116

Opening Times - NT site

Photographs from Belton House Gardens, Lincolnshire

row of red dahlias at belton house gardens in lincolnshire

Red Dahlia at Belton House

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wallpaper of the formal gardens behind belton house in lincolnshire

Gardens at Belton House

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flowers and shaped bushes at Belton Gardens in lincolnshire

Flowers and Bushes

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wide view of the italian gardens and pond at Belton House in Lincolnshire

Italian Gardens

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pond and orangery in the Italian style gardens at Belton House in Lincolnshire

Pond and Orangery

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long pond in the parkland at Belton House

Long Pond at Belton House

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garden taken at Belton House gardens by Dave Massey

Belton House Gardens

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sundial statue in the grounds at Belton House Gardens in Lincolnshire

Sundial Belton House Grounds

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circular seat around the large trunk of a Cedar Tree in the ground of Belton House

Seat and Cedar Tree

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wide view of the gardens at Belton House taken by Dave Massey

View of Gardens Belton House

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clock tower

Clock Tower Belton House

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clock tower

Belton House Front

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inside the Orangery, tropical greenhouse at Belton House Gardens

Inside the Orangery

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National Trust Gardens at Belton House

Fountain and Flowers

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herbaceous borders in the walled garden at Belton Gardens

Herbaceous Border

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fountain and orangery at Belton Gardens

Fountain and Orangery

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National Trust - Belton House
Restoration country house with magnificent interiors, gardens and park.

Belton House, Grantham
Description of Belton House, , Grantham, NG32 2LS.

Loads of information about the House at Belton can be found on this Wikipedia page

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