Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle

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Belvoir Castle (added by manager 28 Apr 2021)
5m bell tents on platforms (added by manager 24 jul 2022)
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Beautiful views (added by manager 18 may 2021)

  • Glamping site next door to Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire
  • Walking, cycling and fishing right on site in the estate grounds
  • Bar, restaurant and pizzeria; farm shop, café and modern shower block
There’s something really rather special about Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle. After all, it’s not every day you holiday right next-door to a castle – and a very famous one at that, for Belvoir Castle has a starring role in the notorious TV drama The Crown. With spectacular Vale of Belvoir views from the camping field, tents are prettily decked in fairy lights and bunting, and come kitted out with a table and benches for alfresco suppers, as well as camping chairs so you can cosy up around the firepit. Once inside your bijou new home, all is snug and welcoming, with rugs, lamps and double bed, and there’s no need to bring bedding or towels as everything is laid on for you. A mini cooking kit is provided too, but the glamping site is right next door to The Engine Yard, a nattily restored complex of estate buildings turned retail village. Here you can sample artisan cocktails at the bar, eat on the gastropub terrace or order a wood-fired pizza takeaway to eat back at base, so you may never get round to doing any actual cooking. Stuff’s always going on at The Engine Yard too, from live-music gigs to farmers’ markets and sales in the indie boutiques. And while you’re there, it would be criminal not to have a mosey around the castle’s ornate apartments and fabulous formal gardens. A round up of facilities on this well-equipped site include a modern utilities block with showers, sink, loos, mirror and a handy changing space in wet rooms, as well as a washing-up area and running water.

Campground type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 1
Caravans for hire 1
Rent a tent 10
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • No gas barbecues allowed.
  • No charcoal barbecues allowed.
  • No electric barbecues allowed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, Apr 26 to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

What was not to like, location, amenities and friendly staff. We had…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
John H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: What was not to like, location, amenities and friendly staff. We had a wonderful time. We will be back.

Disliked: There was nothing about our trip we disliked. Brilliant camp site.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Absolutely superb, couldn’t wish for better.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Maja C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: The facilities within the site as a whole are fantastic, everything you could possibly want/need and more which allows you to pack lighter when you do go. The layout of the site is fantastic, enough privacy between tipi’s (which contain noise to themselves very well). Everything was immaculately presented and clean, clear written signs throughout the site that answer any questions you may have. Bathroom block is immaculate. 7 seperate full bathrooms including an accessible one all containing a shower (good pressure, water takes no time at all to get hot) toilet, sink, mirror and hair dryers attached to the wall (work very well) so no queuing or waiting for one to become free. As much free firewood as you could possibly need, fire lighters and matches provided for you. Very comfy double bed!

Disliked: When you first arrive and park, it is a little confusing where to head first as there are tipi tents in both the top field and the bottom field, it’s not until you walk up to each individual tent that you can see what they’re numbered as. Perhaps a poster with a map in the carpark to save having to walk around and possibly disturb other people. Make sure you bring an eye mask to sleep in, as the tents don’t hold any sunlight out once the sun rises in the morning, and ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper like me because the cockerels and pigs make noise early.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Definitely be coming back here very dog friendly

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Louise M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: Fab time lovely scenery the bell tents where very pretty everything u needed was there.

Disliked: Only thing I can think of is there wasn't enough fire wood the shed was never stocked up again when we was there for 4 nights. Although we didn't pay for extra so our bad but usually to can pay for some more once your there.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Really well equipped glamping bell tent with everything we needed for a…

Overall 10/10
Location No rating
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Emma S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent

Liked: Really well equipped glamping bell tent with everything we needed for a family of 4. The kitchen kit was great, the firepit was fantastic for a little BBQ and for toasting marshmallows and it was great having our own private toilet and shower! Views are amazing!

Disliked: Only slight thing was no gate between the car park area and the field which with kids aged 3 and 5 was just a little bit anxiety provoking. An addition of a gate would be so helpful as a future suggestion.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle

The Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir

Leicestershire

England

NG32 1PE

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.89576°N
-0.78664°W

Route directions

To access the private glamping car park, drive past Belvoir Castle with it on your right. The site entrance is on the left, just after The Engine Yard.

Nearest transport

Bus
6.1 mi Bus Station
12.7 mi The Wharf
15.5 mi Broad Marsh Bus Station
Rail
3.4 mi Bottesford Rail Station
4.8 mi Elton & Orston Rail Station
6 mi Aslockton Rail Station
Airport
23.2 mi East Midlands Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You don’t need to go very far for great walks, as there are way-marked trails right across Belvoir Castle’s Capability Brown-designed grounds. Cyclists, there are family routes in the Vale of Belvoir, as well as the hilly and more challenging Redmile Loop. Anglers, bring your rods to try out the fishing lakes on the estate, and there’s a golf course within 20 minutes’ drive. Young kids can run around on the soft play area at Little Jack’s Farm and Garden Centre (10 minutes) as teens stage paintball shoot-outs at Adrenalin Jungle Activity Centre. For more sedate days out, wildlife-lovers might get to see yellowhammers and bats in Muston Meadows National Nature Reserve (10 minutes). There are wonderful display of spring blossom at the National Trust-run Belton House, and you might like to reward yourselves (you are on holiday, after all) with a tasting session at Hanwell Wine Estate (both 25 minutes).

Must see

Belvoir Castle 0.2 mi

Belton House 7.7 mi

Woolsthorpe Manor 8.8 mi

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe 9.9 mi

The Lace Market Centre 15.4 mi

National Trust

Grantham House 6.2 mi

Woolsthorpe Manor 8.8 mi

The Workhouse, Southwell 14.3 mi

Staunton Harold Church 27.9 mi

Clumber Park 28.2 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

BELVOIR CASTLE 0.7 mi

HARLAXTON MANOR 4.8 mi

Harby - Barkestone - Plungar - Harby 4.8 mi

STOKE ROCHFORD HALL 7.3 mi

MARSTON HALL 7.7 mi

Local events

  • Global Birdfair (Friday, July 12, 2024 – Friday, July 12, 2024)

    Oakham, England 14.7 mi

  • Burghley Horse Trials (Thursday, September 5, 2024 – Thursday, September 5, 2024)

    Stamford, England 21.9 mi

  • Download Festival (Friday, June 14, 2024 – Friday, June 14, 2024)

    Derby, England 24.9 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable campgrounds.

Want to know more about camping in Leicestershire?

  • Does Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle? You don’t need to go very far for great walks, as there are way-marked trails right across Belvoir Castle’s Capability Brown-designed grounds. Cyclists, there are family routes in the Vale of Belvoir, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Glamping at The Engine Yard Belvoir Castle? From $248.20 (for 2 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.