10 must-see attractions within one hour of Belton Woods Hotel
There’s so much to see and do when you stay at Belton Woods. Here are some of our favourite attractions within one hour’s drive.
Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens
31-minute drive from Belton Woods
Tour the ornate halls and bedrooms, stroll through the perfectly manicured gardens, but don’t forget to check the packed events schedule. Grimsthorpe Castle hosts everything from an open-air cinema to vintage car shows, so you’re sure to find something fun to do in this country house with a difference.
Perfect for: A sunny day
Hot Air Balloon Ride
2-minute drive from Belton Woods
Admire the stunning Lincolnshire landscape from up high. Book a hot air balloon ride and travel 5,000 feet into the air with nothing but the beautiful countryside below to keep you company.
Perfect for: Getting away from it all
Rolls Royce Rally
41-minute drive from Belton Woods
Widely considered the largest Rolls Royce and Bentley meet in the world, the Rolls Royce Rally gives visitors a chance to get up close to the classiest of classic cars on the grounds of the beautiful Burghley House. More than 70 specialist traders are on hand to answer your questions and share your passion.
Perfect for: Vintage car enthusiasts
5-minute drive from Belton Woods
A beautiful example of Restoration architecture. With 1,300 acres of grounds including Dutch and Italian-style gardens, ancient deer park and the National Trust’s largest adventure playground, there’s plenty for the whole family to see and do at Belton House.
Perfect for: Family days out
36-minute drive from Belton Woods
Feel the wind in your hair on exhilarating rides or get up close to lambs, goats and llamas. Twinlakes is a theme park, child-friendly farm and indoor play centre rolled into one and the perfect addition to your East Midlands escape.
Perfect for: Thrill seekers
Brentingby Gin Distillery
35-minute drive from Belton Woods
For DIY distilling, look no further. Brentingby Gin invites visitors to try their hand at making their own juniper-infused creations with a chance to quiz the experts on their techniques. If that sounds like too much hard work, there’s always the option to join a cocktail masterclass or stick to some tasters.
Perfect for: A couple’s getaway
Wolds Wildlife Park
1-hour drive from Belton Woods
See lions, tigers and bears in a zoo that first opened its doors in 2013. This overlooked gem boasts a wide range of big cats including pumas, tigers and leopards for a truly wild experience in the East Midlands.
Perfect for: Animal lovers
22-minute drive from Belton Woods
Visit the family home of Isaac Newton and see the famous tree that inspired his laws of gravity and stand in the room where he split sunlight into the colours of the rainbow. Newton’s Chamber is decorated to recreate its 1660s look, so you can feel even closer to one of history’s most influential scientists.
Perfect for: Curious minds
Stathern and Barkestone Woods
25-minute drive from Belton Woods
Enjoy a breath of fresh air on a circular trail that takes in three woods and the Grade I listed Belvoir Castle. The sometimes-muddy route is lined with beautiful views of the Lincolnshire countryside and takes roughly three and a half hours to complete.
Perfect for: Avid walkers
Easton Walled Gardens
21-minute drive from Belton Woods
Visit Easton between January and March and you’ll be greeted with a carpet of snowdrop flowers winding their way through a network of ash trees. More than ten varieties of the delicate and colourful plants can be found in these 450-year-old gardens.
Perfect for: Green-fingered visitors