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Belvoir Castle Riding Ring, Grantham

Belvoir Castle Riding Ring, Grantham, Leicestershire NG32 1PD View on map

Grade II listed circular exercise ring for horses, circa 1819. Constructed of colour washed brick. Timber superstructure and slate roof over curved rafters. It is 3 metres (12 feet) wide, enclosing central space of 6.5 metres (20 feet) in diameter, with two doorways access from the stable yard. The building forms part of the intact stable block. The ring is probably the earliest free-standing structure of its kind in England.

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Opening Arrangements

Exterior can be viewed when gardens are open: 10.30am - 4.30pm 13 - 14 March, 20 - 21 March, 27 - 31 March, 3 - 7 April, 10 - 11 April, 17 - 18 April, 24 - 25 April, 1 - 2 May, 8 - 9 May, 15 - 16 May, 22 - 23 May, 29 May - 2 June, 5 - 6 June, 12 - 13 June, 19 - 20 June, 26 - 27 June, 3 - 4 July, 10 - 11 July, 18 - 21 July, 24 - 28 July, 31 July - 4 August, 7 - 11 August, 14 - 18 August, 21 - 25 August, 28 August - 1 September, 4 September, 11 September and 18 September. Castle tours leave at 11.15am, 1.15pm and 3.30pm. Group tours and Capability Brown Tours can be booked directly with the castle. Access at other times by prior arrangement and by invitation.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £15 (castle and gardens) £8 (gardens) Charge to view ring included. £2.50 at other times
  • Child: £8 (castle and gardens), £5 (gardens) charge to view ring included. £2.50 at other times.

Directions

Situated between the village of Knipton, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir and Redmile. The riding ring is part of the stable block in Belvior village to the east of the castle. On specified days access is via public car park (follow brown heritage signs). For other days, access is via white gates 400 metres east of car park. Rail: Grantham (8 miles).

Parking Spaces

2

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes