The vale of Belvoir
Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland, and dominates the Vale. The castle is open to the public and a range of events take place throughout the year. The castle is a popular tourist attraction and remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
The Vale of Belvoir is an area forming parts of the counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
The Vale of Belvoir is an area of natural beauty with beautiful countryside and a wide range of attractions. The name 'Belvoir' goes back to Norman times meaning 'beautiful view' in French. Melton Mowbray is perfectly situated between the Vale of Belvoir and Rutland Water.
The Vale of Belvoir is home to Melton Mowbray's pork pies produced by traditional methods using uncured pork and hand-formed pastry, Stilton cheese where its name was taken from the Huntingdonshire village of Stilton where the cheese was served at the coaching inns, and many crafty beers and ales.