Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise above the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairy-tale. If the castle seems familiar it might be due to the fact that it has featured in various recent Hollywood blockbusters, including The Da Vinci Code, The Young Victoria, A Royal Night Out and Young Sherlock Holmes. But unlike the make-believe of the movie world, Belvoir Castle is the real deal ! Dating back to the time of William the Conqueror the castle has endured many attacks, surviving both the War of the Roses in 1464 and the English Civil War. The castle you see today was built for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland between 1801 and 1832 by architect James Wyatt. The castle was given the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view – and remains one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
If you are planning your next corporate event and are in search of a venue guaranteed to impress, look no further than the State Rooms of Belvoir Castle. The magnificent Guard Room, the Splendid State Dining Room, or one of the smaller but equally impressive spaces available will allow you to entertain clients in an unsurpassed setting. With an Events manager on hand to help you plan and prepare your function you can rest assured that whether you are hosting 20 or 120 guests, everything will run smoothly. Perhaps you are planning a small drinks reception with canapes and are looking for a venue lit with candles, lanterns and roaring log fires? Or maybe the occasion calls for a large scale formal dinner complete with wine pairings and entertainment? Whatever you need, the team at Belvoir Castle will make sure your next event is a huge success!
The Parkland on the Belvoir Estate provides a spectacular backdrop for a range of team building activities, designed to unite and develop your people. Each event is bespoke, tailored to the needs of your business and ensures an excellent day awaits. A wide range of activities are available and this list is not exhaustive: Off road driving, hovercraft, dragon boat racing, tank driving, quad bikes, it’s a knock-out challenge, falconry and clay pigeon shooting to mention but a few of the possibilities. The spacious marquee set within the Estates stunning parkland has the capacity to host hundreds of people and is ideally suited to all kinds of exhibitions. With space for many stands, a centre aisle or cat walk there is no limit to its uses.
The Gothic styled castle, picturesque estate and grounds designed by Capability Brown and formal gardens by the famous Edwardian designer – Harold Peto, are the ideal location for any meeting, event, or conference you might be planning.
Just 30minutes drive from the castle is the famous market town of Melton Mowbray where you will find 28 scheduled ancient monuments, around 705 buildings listed as having special architectural or historical interest and 16 sites of special scientific interest. Melton Mowbray has been a market town for over 1,000 years. Recorded as Leicestershire's only market in the 1086 Domesday Survey, it is the third oldest market in England. Tuesday has been market day ever since royal approval was given in 1324.
Why not combine a visit to Belvoir Castle with an overnight stay near Melton at Scalford Hall?
Overnight guests staying at Scalford Hall Hotel can choose from 79 en-suite bedrooms and two beautiful suites. Enjoy the benefit of complimentary parking, spacious rooms, peaceful surroundings, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Family rooms are also available, sleeping two adults and one child comfortably.
The Head Chef and his kitchen team are proud to offer guests a seasonal menu, filled with a wide variety of dishes, all prepared in-house and using fresh, local ingredients, their menu is designed to promote wholesome cooking and classic favourites with a dash of international cuisine for those with more eclectic tastes. From mouth-watering breakfasts through to their renowned carvery lunches and succulent evening meals, there is something to satisfy even the most demanding of diners. Enjoy a few casual drinks in their bar which is situated across from Edwards Restaurant for a more formal dining experience.
Scalford Hall’s Leisure Club is available for guests wanting to include a work-out into their stay, facilities are available exclusively to residents and club members, creating a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The mini gym, equipped with a selection of equipment is a free of charge and reserved exclusively for residents. Scalford Hall Hotel also has a 4-station Cybex Gym located in the basement. (Access is via one flight of stairs)
Traveleads in association with Trident Hospitality are offering you the chance to travel back through time to discover almost a thousand years of history at Belvoir Castle and experience the beautiful Scalford Hall for yourself. For your chance to win a tour of Belvoir Castle and a stay at Scalford Hall - including dinner and breakfast, simply answer the following question:
How many people can the family rooms at Scalford Hall accommodate ?
Please email your answer to email@example.com – including the word competition in the subject header.
Closing date for entries 31st May 2018 – Good Luck!