May 29, 2020 11.47 am This story is over 41 months old

Belton House to re-open grounds next week

Tickets must be pre-booked in advance

The National Trust’s Belton House in Grantham will re-open its parkland and gardens from next week.

The National Trust said it will begin a phased and gradual re-opening of a small number of its gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland from June 3. Over the coming weeks more places will begin re-opening, but the gardens and open spaces will only open to around a third of their normal capacity at any one time.

The announcement comes after the UK government updated its advice on ticketed garden venues, confirming that people in England can now visit gardens and land maintained for public use.

Only members and visitors who have booked tickets beforehand will gain entry to limit numbers and maintain public safety. Visitors will be turned away if they arrive without a booking.

The ticket booking system went live on Friday, May 29. Tickets will be released every Friday – click here to pre-book your timed entry to visit Belton House.

The charity is urging visitors to limit how many visits they book, to stay local if they can and to avoid busy hot-spots. Tickets will be free for Trust members and other visitors will need to pay an admission fee.

Signage will be in place and information is available ahead of visits to advise people how to stay safe and routes will be marked out.

All the Trust’s houses, shops, holiday cottages and campsites remain closed in line with government guidelines.