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Visit Belton Estate car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to visit Belton Estate car-free.

Buses stop at the main gates from Grantham (15 mins), Sleaford (30 mins) and Lincoln (60 mins).

Alternatively, the Lion Gates are a 45 minute walk through parks from Grantham train station.

There are direct trains to Grantham from: Peterborough, Nottingham and Doncaster (about 30 mins), Leeds and London Kings Cross (about 60 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Enjoy a free hot drink when arriving by train, bus or bike, with a valid train or bus ticket or bike helmet. (Regular size drinks only, excluding luxury hot chocolates).

Find the best bus 1, bus 27 and train fare (such as East Midlands or Lincolnshire wide tickets) for you or contact the local bus helpline. When you travel by train, a Grantham PlusBus ticket can take you to the Lion Gates, but not the main gates. For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Find out what you can see on bus 1 from Grantham and Lincoln.

The scenic Poacher Line runs to Grantham from Nottingham, Sleaford, Boston and Skegness.

National Route 15 runs through Grantham’s parks and along the canal. Plan your route here

Follow the South Kesteven Round from near the train station past rivers and parks to near the Lion Gate.

The Grantham Canal Walk goes the other way from Grantham to Nottingham. There is a woodland walk to the East of the estate, but it has no direct access.

There are also walks around the estate, here’s a map.

Grantham train station has a taxi rank. Book ahead with: Grantham Taxis 01476 594 594, Links Taxis 01476 820 920 or Premier Cabs Taxis 01476 822 822.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains, and here’s some information on accessibility at Belton Estate.

Discover more offers and days out in Lincolnshire with Good Journey.

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About Belton Estate

Generations of the Brownlow family made their mark on Belton, commissioning the finest designers and craftsmen of their age to shape Belton Estate. The house and gardens showcase cutting edge design and innovation, from 17th century sash windows to a cast iron-framed conservatory in the Italian Garden, made possible thanks to the Industrial Revolution.

Belton House contains impressive art, silver, and porcelain collections, as well as a world-renowned library. Outside there is a deer park, pleasure grounds, and formal gardens of Dutch and Italian design.

Today, Belton welcomes new generations to explore the ancient deer park, picnic in the pleasure grounds, or burn off energy in the National Trust's largest outdoor adventure playground.

For any queries about visiting contact Belton Estate on 01476566116 or

Address: Belton Estate, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. Visit Website