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.

Belton Bee amongst the lavender in the Dutch garden

Summer wildlife at Belton

There's lots of wildlife to discover across Belton's 1300 acres this summer.

The 3rd Earl and Countess Brownlow

Picnics and punting at Belton House

Enjoy Belton like the Brownlow’s, there's nothing like getting friends and family together with a hamper in beautiful surroundings.

Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) feeding on buddleia bush

Butterflies at Belton

Nothing says summer better than a walk in the sunshine with beautiful butterflies all around.

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.

Fallow deer fawn hidden in nettles in parkland at Charlecote

Wild deer at Belton

Belton is home to a wild herd of around 300 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.

Belton House shawl garden watercolour by Sophia Cust, Lady Tower

Creative Women

This year we’re sharing the stories of four women whose creative legacies live on in the spirit of Belton. Explore the lives of Sophia, Marian, Florence and Nina on self-led trails and see their work presented throughout the house and gardens.

A family take a walk in Belton’s formal gardens

Walking at Belton

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

Belton's twelfth century parish church is owned by Lincoln Diocese

Explore Belton's summer gardens

Explore the summer colour of Belton's gardens as you stroll past fragrant borders.

Belton buck herd in front of the mansion

Belton Park walk

This delightful walk at Belton Park passes key features of ancient woodland and the site of a deserted medieval village.

Belton house river witham

Belton Riverside Walk

A short, moderate walk along the wildlife rich River Wetland, which includes mature woodland, an historic pond and the site of a deserted medieval village.

red kite

Red kites at Belton

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

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.