We have not arrived in Yorkshire yet - this was the second visit we made on the way there, just 15 miles north of Isaac Newton's home. I think I will post in the order that we visited places and then you can come along and enjoy visiting with me.
Why did we stop here? Well mainly because this was the house that was used in the BBC adaption of Jane Eyre. We will have lunch and then visit around the house, (no pics allowed), and the gardens between the showers, before finishing in the family church that dates back to 1200.
Belton was built in 1685-88 for Sir John Brownlow. The house has stunning interiors with rooms displayed in the 17th century, Regency and Victorian styles.
There are 36 acres of delightful gardens, lakeside walks and a magnificant landscaped park. The church of St. Paul and St. Peter's in the grounds dates from 1200. It is filled with monuments of the Brownlow and Crust families.
We will not have time to tour the whole place as we want to continue our journey, but we will see as much as we can. Yorkshire beckons!