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Belvoir Castle gardens

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Belvoir Castle gardens
Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
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Belvoir Castle is a Gothic Revival mansion built by James Wyatt for the 5th Duke of Rutland. The interior features a fabulous painted ceiling, and artwork by Gainsborough, Holbein, and Reynolds. This is a view of the formal gardens that lie in a dell below the house, with natural woodland springs providing year round colour. Its a truly lovely place to visit and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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