Gardens and Parkland

There’s lots to see and do in Belton’s great outdoors. The formal gardens, pleasure grounds and boating lakes are a great place for a stroll in all seasons, while the parkland is perfect for wildlife spotting and dog walking with lots of lovely picnicking places too.

Greyhound looking across Belton park

Dog walking at Belton

With 1300 acres to explore, come and join us for a wander with your four-legged friend.

A historic photograph from Belton's collection of the deep herbaceous borders running through the centre of the Italian Garden

Belton’s Italian Garden Restoration

Over time many of the important features of Belton's Italian Garden have been lost, and we’re now working to restore these important garden elements.

Visitors strolling in the snow at Belton

Walking at Belton

Discover the seasonal highlights of Belton at this time of year.

Fallow deer in the snow

Wild deer at Belton

Belton is home to a wild herd of around 450 fallow deer. The deer are direct descendants of the herd enclosed within its parkland in 1690, and have been a significant feature of the estate ever since.

red kite

Red kites at Belton

Careful conservation work has seen the return of red kites to the parklands at Belton House.