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Belvoir Castle gardens, Leicestershire

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Belvoir Castle gardens, Leicestershire
Belvoir, Leicestershire, England
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Located just inside the Leicestershire county boundary, Belvoir Castle is a superb Victorian Gothic house built for the 5th Duke of Rutland by architect James Wyatt. The house is set in lovely formal gardens, surrounded by woodlands. On the day of our visit the weather was drab and unexciting - unlike the house, which was wonderful! While exploring the gardens I came across this bit of colour; I love the way the deep red of the blossom contrasts with the dark, rich green of the leaves.

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