One of the few National Trust properties in Lincolnshire is Belton House, a Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham. The mansion is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park, while next door is the Belton Woods Hotel and well known golf club.
Begun for Sir John Brownlow in 1685, Belton was designed to impress and across its 300-year history each generation of the Brownlow family has left its creative mark.
Belton House is home to one of the most significant historic silver collections in the country and the second largest library held by the National Trust. The quality of its collection, its setting in 36 acres of formal gardens and its 1,300 acres of deer park mean that Belton House is regarded by many as the most complete example of an English country house.
Visitors can enjoy guided tours around the house as well as a Below Stairs Tour giving fascinating insights into how Belton’s servants lived and worked in the 1900s.