SK8133 : Belvoir Castle

near to Belvoir, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle
Belvoir, meaning beautiful view in French, dates back to Norman times. The English pronunciation ‘Beaver’ was built up over many centuries through the inability of Anglo-Saxons to master the French tongue.

Belvoir has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland for one thousand years and is currently the family home of 11th Duke and Duchess and their five children.

The present Castle is the fourth to have stood on the site since Norman times. The existing Castle was completed in the early 19th century after previous buildings suffered complete or partial destruction during the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War and a major fire in 1816.

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August 1986   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 819 337 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.6708N 0:47.0069W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 819 335
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