The Belvedere Tower at Claremont Landscape Garden

The Belvedere Tower at Claremont Landscape garden, Surrey

Open on selected days between April and October, the Belvedere Tower is one of Claremont’s major highlights. With its stunning vistas from the top, it's definitely worth the climb.

A piece of history

The Grade II-listed Belvedere Tower was builtover 250 years ago by Sir John Vanbrugh for the Duke of Newcastle, who was then Prime Minister. Its castellar design was a symbol of the Duke's wealth and power for all to see.
 

Looking out

Climb to the top of Belvedere Tower on a clear day and you'll be rewarded with a view stretching for miles in all directions. Our guides will help you spot landmarks such as Windsor Castle, The Shard and Wembley Stadium.
 

Planning your visit

When the original 150-acre estate was divided in ownership, the Belvedere Tower passed into the possession of Claremont Fan Court School. They kindly allow us to open the tower for you to visit; open hours are normally in the first full weekend of every month between April and October, as well as on Heritage Open Day and New Year's Day. Please check our event listings for full details.