Wednesday 14th August 2019 – Belvoir Castle
Our visit to Belvoir Castle was a fascinating excursion into the history of the Duke of Rutland’s family since 1067. We saw one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the world in the castle today which was built in the early 1800s for the 5th Duke and is the fourth castle to stand on this site. The numerous paintings and treasures, which have been collected by the family for nearly 1,000 years, were wonderful.
The weather was against a full exploration of the gardens but a few intrepid members ventured to see how the lost plans of Capability Brown had come to fruition. Some also did the walks through formal gardens, woodland, Japanese, Duchess’s and Hermit’s gardens.
We also had very tasty food, drink, some retail therapy and good company. In all a most enjoyable day.
Image – Belvoir Castle © By Nancy, Used under Licence: Creative Commons by SA 3.0