Built in 1685-88 for 'Young' Sir John Brownlow, Belton is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of Restoration country house architecture. The stunning interiors contain exceptionally fine plasterwork and wood-carving, as well as important collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver. The grounds include 14 hectares (36 acres) of gardens, the Lakeside Walk, a magnificent landscaped park and the largest children's adventure playground in Lincolnshire. Film location for the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Tom Jones'. Stunning silver and furniture collections. Children and parents can both dress up in genuine Victorian clothing. Landscaped deer park and orangery for year-round walks.
"For Lady Catherine de Bourgh's house, Rosings, we eventually chose Belton House in Linconshire, our fourth National Trust property. It's a spendid Restoration country house with wonderfully formal gardens to the front and rising parkland to the side.
It also has its own attached small church, ideal for Mr. Collins"
(The making of Pride and Prejudice")