Belvedere Tower Open

Enjoy stunning views from the Belvedere Tower across the Surrey countryside and towards London.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

An opportunity to visit one of the oldest buildings on the Claremont estate dating from 1715. It was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for the Duke of Newcastle. Today the Belvedere Tower is owned by Claremont Fan Court School who kindly let us open it for the public on various weekends throughout the year.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Claremont Landscape Garden


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.50 £9.50
Child £5.25 £4.75
Family £26.25 £23.85
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.45

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free admission to the café (outside the pay barrier). Free entry to the garden for National Trust members. If travelling by public transport, you can claim (from the kiosk) a voucher for a £1 discount in the café.

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
There is a steep spiral staircase to access the roof which is not suitable for less able visitors. Pushchairs can be left with the guide on the ground floor


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 August 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
4 August 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available
8 September 2019 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01372 467806

Upcoming events

History walk

Wed 17 Jul 2019
Learn about the history of Claremont and the estate, on this enjoyable walk with our expert guide.

Adventurers assemble trail!

Sat 20 Jul 2019
The summer holidays are here and we've got a garden challenge for your mini adventures.

SOLD OUT-Open Air Theatre - The Jungle Book

Sat 20 Jul 2019
Join Mowgli's adventures with Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther against the villainous tiger Shere Khan in a lively new adaptation of a children's classic by The Herald Players


Sun 21 Jul 2019
See Claremont from a new viewpoint and enjoy rowing one of our traditional boats Charlotte and Victoria on the lake.

Open Air Theatre - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Sorry, this performance has now sold out. There are tickets still available for 'The Jungle Book' performance. Please see our What's On page for more information.

Real Reptiles

Sun 28 Jul 2019
Tom's Talking reptiles come to Claremont