Below stairs tours at Belton House

Take a tour and delve into the hidden lives of the below stairs staff who kept the mansion running.

Life below stairs

Hidden from view but very much a hive of activity, the servants working below stairs kept the mansion running no matter what time of year.

Today you can get a glimpse into the hidden lives of the people who worked in Belton's basement on a below stairs tour. You'll see where the servants worked and lived, hear about the jobs they would have done, and maybe even a bit of gossip.

Take the tour

Tours run each day from 11am - 2pm. Please note that from 24 November until 6 January below stairs tours are part of the Christmas in the Mansion audio tour and will run daily from 11am. Tickets can be collected on arrival 9.30 am.

Please note these tours are volunteer led and subject to availability. With limited spaces they can book up quickly, so we advise collecting a ticket on arrrival to avoid disappointment.

The tour is free of charge for National Trust members. For non-members there's an upgrade fee on top of the grounds admission if a house and grounds ticket was not obtained on entry.