Countryside Christmas Shopping Fair offering a superb choice of Christmas Gifts for country people, horses, dogs and and sporting types...In Capabilty Brown landscaped grounds, Belvoir Castle stands proudly visible from from 5 counties and 50 miles distant in an area renowned for countryside pastimes for centuries.
Belvoir is revered by sportsmen internationally as one of the world’s great shoots with a full staff of keepers preparing birds for 73 drives renowned for the quality and number of their testing high birds in a glorious natural landscape. The estate kennels the renowned Belvoir Hunt at the heart of an area which has become “Equestrian Central” drawing on the rich traditions of the hunting field to develop wider expertise in other equine disciplines. Each weekend thousands saddle up to enjoy or participate in countryside activities including equestrianism, traditional sports and the simple pleasures of walking or a cycle ride.
The Country Lifestyle A Country Lifestyle has requirements. Keeping dry when the weather is not as it might be and being shod to cope with the rigours of any terrain mean a style has developed which is instantly recognisable. Clothiers have constantly innovated to meld traditional materials like tweed and leather with newcomers to create a look which is both serviceable, beautiful and classically stylish and which is almost immune to the vagaries of the latest fashions. But when the summer shows, country fairs and horse trials are over it is difficult find everything for the Countryside all in one place.
Whether you are a shooter or an equestrian looking for a special or unusual gift or just love the stylish “Countryside Look”, The Belvoir Countryside Christmas Fair is for you.
We have brought all the best stallholders from the summer shows plus a few newcomers together for a final last minute Christmas Shopathon enabling countryside lovers to buy other countryside lovers the presents they yearn for.
With clothing and accessories for him, her and the children, homewares and interior design items for the country home and great gift items for everyone whether on two legs or four, it’s a luxury department store for the countryside conveniently held at the heart of the countryside for three days over a pre-Christmas weekend.
The Event The Belvoir Countryside Christmas Fair is a free admission event comprising 75 stalls selling clothing and accessories, tack and sporting equipment, and interior design and homewares suitable for people who enjoy and celebrate a countryside lifestyle. The event takes place in large heated frame marquee pavilions similar to those used for shopping at Badminton and Burleigh. Attached to the pavilions is a restaurant serving morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea along with alcoholic drinks. We also host less formal dining in a high quality food court selling quality British barbecued produce and food from around the world, vegan and vegetarian options available. The site is fully accessible to people with a disability. We welcome dogs on site and there are many walks available locally but for safety reasons dogs (with the exception of guide dogs) are not permitted in the shopping or catering pavilions.
Day Visit or Stayover? Surrounded by beautiful villages, within easy reach of all the region’s capitals including Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield, convenient for the A1 and Stamford and only a little over an hour by train from London, the Belvoir Castle Countryside and Horse Lovers’ Christmas Shopping Fair brings a “London-quality” event to Belvoir, a world-renowned landmark location at the tripoint of the counties of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
The event is already supported by a massive network of charitable and sporting goodwill and is expected to become the highlight in the regional social calendar and also makes it a focus go-to destination for affluent weekenders to seeking to place it at the heart of a short “stayover” vacation at one the many quality inns located close to Belvoir in the beautiful English countryside.
The Castle and Hosts Belvoir Castle is a gloriously romantic Gothic Revival style stately home sited on the 16,000 beautiful Belvoir Estate which has been the home of the Manners family for five hundred years and seat of the Dukes of Rutland for over three centuries.
The Castle stands proudly on an elevated site which makes it highly visible and a nationally renowned destination for events and filming. Belvoir is popular with visitors and contains many works of art, the highlights being the lavish staterooms, including the stunning ‘Elizabeth Saloon’ (named after the wife of the 5th Duke), the Regents Gallery and the Roman-inspired State Dining Room.
Event Location The event is hosted close to the main entrance to the castle on a specially designed event-site with excellent modern facilities, full disability access and ample adjacent customer free parking. Please note that while well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome on the event site and outdoor eating areas, with the exception of guide dogs they are not admitted to the marquees.
The fair site is well connected to major roads with rail links at Grantham (London 1h. 11) and Melton Mowbray (Birmingham 1h. 10). Bus services operate hourly to the Castle Gates from Grantham (journey time 21 mins). The estate-owned 10-unit Engine Yard Retail Village (est. 2018) is located adjacent to the event and has developed a reputation across the region as a destination for quality food and boutique shopping.
VenueBelvoir Castle Engine Yard
AddressBelvoir , Grantham, Leicestershire,
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