Leicestershire’s Belvoir Castle Enlightened Light Trail will take your breath away when you visit - take a look for yourself

The biggest and most spectacular festive season ever staged at Belvoir Castle has become even more magical with the historic gardens illuminated with thousands of twinkling lights with the opening of its Enlightened Light Trail.

By John Mason
Thursday, 9th December 2021, 10:23 am
Updated Thursday, 9th December 2021, 10:43 am
The Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle Photo: Zoltanphoto
The Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle Photo: Zoltanphoto

The Enlightened Light Trail is a truly magical journey of discovery through the Belvoir grounds, with fairy-light tunnels, giant mirror balls, dancing fountains, enchanted woodlands and an impressive 3D projection show onto the castle, as well as a series of interactive games which gives the audience the power to control the surrounding illuminations within the trail.

New for 2021, the Enlightened Light Trail sees the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and Spiral Walk transformed into a magical world to discover after dusk. It follows the opening of Regency Christmas in the castle last month.

The Regency castle is filled with sumptuous Regency-styled decorations, with every grand room adorned with colour and bathed in atmospheric lighting.

The Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle

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    Over in the Engine Yard, late night shopping events have started running every Thursday up to Christmas too, with not-on-the-high-street presents, live music, enchanting decorations including 50 Christmas trees as well as plenty of festive food and drink to enjoy.

    For younger visitors, a chance to meet Santa is not to be missed. Choose from the Regency grotto in the castle or see him in his cosy woodland grotto in the Engine Yard. Many weekend slots have already sold out so visitors are advised to book as soon as possible.

    Tickets for the Enlightened Light Trail must be booked in advance. First entry is at 4.30pm, with slots available every 30 minutes until 8.30pm.

    To explore Belvoir at Christmas and book visits, go to https://www.belvoircastle.com/christmas-at-belvoir-castle/

    The Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle Photo: Zoltanphoto
    The Enlightened Light Trail at Belvoir Castle