Belton House

Belton House, Grantham: Hours, Address, Belton House Reviews: 4.5/5

Belton House
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kevin T
Whittlesey, UK12 contributions
Massive place!!
Sep 2021 • Family
If you want a great day out with the family I recommend this place so much. The house and gardens are beautiful. Massive play area for the kids and a small train for them to ride. Lots of wild deer about
Written September 23, 2021
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Graham G
Lichfield, UK107 contributions
One of the best National Trust places to visit.
Sep 2021
Just spent an afternoon at this really beautiful property. Lovely gardens and estate walks complemented a wonderful house full of history. But the icing on the cake was the really friendly, helpful and polite staff and volunteers who made our visit so enjoyable. This really is a 'must visit' destination when in this part of the country. Thank you all at Belton, it was a joy to visit, and we will certainly return.
Written September 18, 2021
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Paul C
Doncaster, UK49 contributions
Beautiful gardens and friendly staff
Sep 2021
Visited this National Trust property yesterday and had a good day out. The grounds are very large with plenty of walking on quite well maintained and generally flat paths. The formal gardens are being very well looked after.
There was a very friendly and helpful lady at the entrance to the Italian gardenwho offered advice on the route to the lakeside walk and other areas.
The gardener we spoke with was happy to chat and knowledgeable. There are even a couple of giant redwood trees in the grounds.
And last but not least, the Stables cafe staff were very polite and welcoming. I was most impressed with their attitude and attention. Definitely going to be visiting again soon. Highly recommended!
Written September 14, 2021
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cranhamrebecca
Nottingham, UK318 contributions
Great day out!
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited on the august bank holiday and despite the car park being constantly very busy the set up copes really well. There’s plenty of space, the cafe coped well with high demand (no items missing on the menu and lots of seating) and all really well maintained. All of the toilet facilities were also clean and there were plenty of them. Lovely day out, will definitely be going back!
Written September 13, 2021
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Paul F
Lincoln, United Kingdom29 contributions
A great place for a day out
Sep 2021
The gardens and parklands were the main reason we visited and they didnt disappoint. The gardens are absolutely stunning and we could have spent all day in them. Parkland walks are well laid out and there are plenty of benches dotted around to rest weary legs.
There is a superb (and massive) playpark for kids to get rid of excess energy.
We would have given 5 stars but the house is only partially open due to Covid restrictions. Very nice and the volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Written September 9, 2021
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK678 contributions
Overpriced and poorly organised
Aug 2021
For what you get we think this place was rather expensive. It’s a pity there’s no differentiation of prices for the grounds/gardens/house/adventure playground. As adults we had no use for a play area and were not interested in seeing the interior of the house (certainly not willing to join the long queues) therefore £15 each to walk around some gardens and parkland was extortionate!! The gardens are not particularly extensive and were rather poorly maintained, though the parkland and lake walks were pleasant. The signage was more or less non-existent and the map supplied was a bad design, being only a ‘representation’ of the estate, rather than a plan view. But our major criticism was the rather bizarre (dangerous?) arrangement of entry/exit with cars passing through one narrow driveway in both directions plus the added hazard of pedestrians, children, buggies and wheel chairs also sharing the same roadway with NO pathway. Much more could have been done to improve this attraction without detracting from its history and setting within the natural landscape. We certainly wouldn’t bother to return.
Written September 2, 2021
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dg061265
Harrow, UK46 contributions
If it wasn’t for the book shop this would be one star.
Aug 2021 • Solo
Best National trust book shop by far. Unfortunately goes down hill thereafter.

The grounds and everything except the house open at the 10am which gives time to look at the gardens walk around the lake and explore. Service in the cafe was so slow. Join the queue at 12 get served at 12.30. Ok it was a bank holiday weekend but staff accordingly.

Then the next queue to get in the house which did not open until 12.30. You have had visitors to the wider property since 10am, so 2 1/2 hours of lent up demand. Is it any wonder why there is a queue to let people in. Better to have timed entry I would have thought.

You get to the front of the queue (another half hour wait) and ask about some inconsistencies with the windows to be told it’s probably something to do with the window tax! That was why some were blocked up. It why there are differences. And as an aside they tell you that the upstairs of the property is closed because of covid because they can’t have visitors touching the handrails with newly sanitised hands.

As a National trust member you are told to check the website for the most up to date information. I did. The closure of 50% of the property is not mentioned anywhere. It says house open, not house open in part.
Written August 30, 2021
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Foxy481
Nottingham, UK30 contributions
Belton House shortcomings.
Aug 2021
Newly signed to the National Trust and our first visit to Belton House.

After a long journey the first thing needed after parking are toilets. But first you have to queue to get in and there are no facilities near the Welcome Hut. Not very welcoming.

Eating facilities are very poor. We know that Covid has made staffing difficult but we queued for 30 minutes in the courtyard only to find that only half of the sandwich selection was available and several of the hot alternatives were still in the oven. I am sure that as the Goose Fair has been cancelled in Nottingham the showmen Mellors would be very happy to provide a burger or pizza van to widen the choice and provide a better service.
Written August 28, 2021
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Cappac
London, UK4 contributions
Disappointing & Rip off
Aug 2021
Disappointing, & not value for money! We were charged full price "Whole Property" tickets! Despite the limited access (ground floor only) which was poorly lit with little information of what the rooms were for & no information regarding the artwork on display or tapestries. Not once was it mentioned in the ticket office whilst paying full price that the house was not fully open. Sadly this seems to be reoccurring theme of National Trust properties visited which seem to be mainly money orientated. Unlike private estates that offer more & value for money! Rip off!
Written August 22, 2021
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zenith1
Congleton, UK473 contributions
Lovely grounds
Aug 2021
The grounds are lovely and there is a small maze. Plenty of areas to walk around all beautifully kept. There is a wonderful playground for children with things to suit all ages, these are all crafted from wood and look lovely in the play area.
Over by the carpark there are lots of picnic tables set under the trees.
We didn't manage to get into the house as the queues were far too long
Written August 21, 2021
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