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Our offices (not open to the public) are based in Whatton in the Vale, half a mile from Bingham and Bottesford, over looked by the famous Belvoir Castle. Nearby Melton Mowbray is in the north east of Leicestershire, close to the picturesque Vale of Belvoir which literally translated means ‘beautiful view'. Steeped in rural tradition, this part of the county is famous for it's fine food and drink, including the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie, Stilton cheese and locally brewed ales, wines and Sloe gin. Get a taste of these tasty goodies at local pubs, cafes or restaurants.
The Vale covers a vast area of towns and villages and many claim to be in the Vale of Belvoir. Some are in no doubt due to the ending for example, Whatton in the Vale, the debate will run and run, however if you come from Melton Mowbray down the Vale to the villages of Scalford, Eastwell, Eaton, Long Clawson, Hose, Stathern, Harby, Colston Bassett, Owthorpe, Cotgrave on to the Cropwells, Bishop and Butler, Tithby, Langar to Bingham and across to Scarrington, Orston, Thoroton, Flintham, Elston, Flawborough,Aslockton, Whatton, Elton, Sutton, sorry Sutton cum Granby to some! Granby, Staunton, Plungar, back to Barkston, Redmile, Belvoir, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Knipton, Harston, Croxton Kerrial, Branston, Denton, and Bottesford, there are a lot more villages, these are just a small selection. With large towns like Grantham, Newark, Stamford and Oakham on its boarders there is lots to see and do if you are in the area of the Vale of Belvoir.
Visitors to the area can explore the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray, with historic buildings and traditional markets selling everything from clocks to cattle. Children will enjoy a trip to Twinlakes, an exciting family attraction, or head to Burrough Hill Country Park - the perfect place to go kite flying.
Explore the Vale of Belvoir by foot, bike or horseback. Visit Belvoir Castle where you can tour this magnificent castle and its gardens.
Belvoir Brewery was established in 1995 and has been growing and expanding as a company ever since. In 2006 The Brewery moved to its current site on the Crown Business Park in Old Dalby and has been producing award winning ales which include Beaver Best Bitter, Old Dalby Strong Ale and the world famous Blue Brew which contains the whey of stilton cheese.
When in the area people who visit Belvoir Castle also like to visit the other local Castles in the area at Newark Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle and Rockingham Castle. Also not far away if you like Castles that is, are Nottingham Castle home of the sherriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest along with Horncastle and Lincoln Castle with its magnificent Cathedral. With the market towns of Melton Mowbray and Grantham the birth place of Margret Thatcher and Sir Isac Newton whos manor home can be visited at Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, with Belton house a National Trust treasure and home of the Belton horse trials there is plenty on offer for all the family to do and see......
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