Friday, 26 May 2017

Belton House

Today I was very excited to visit Belton House, used as a film set in the 1995 BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice".  Belton was used as "Rosings", Lady Catherine de Burgh's beautiful estate.

The house is magnificent from the front and from the back (not sure which side is which?).





Here is a picture from the mini-series, Elizabeth Bennett approaching Rosings with Mr Collins, Charlotte, her father and sister.


Here are my photos from today.


I was trying to take a selfie, but I missed out the house!


I had to ask a passer by to take a shot with me and the house.


Here is Lizzie Bennett walking along the garden path.

Here is the garden today.




The Orangerie.


The house was built in the1680s for Sir John Brownlow with all the design features of a classic country house.  The house includes grand display rooms and impressive collections of porcelain, silver, paintings and books.  A feature was the beautiful carved woodwork decorations.





He is Colin Firth ascending the stairs as Mr D'Arcy.




Several of the beautiful bedrooms.




So sad that the writing bureau that Mr D'Arcy wrote his letter to Lizzy after his proposal was rejected, was away being restored.  Sad face.


The Chinese bedroom.  Gorgeous.




The Queen's Room, decorated in 1841 for the visit to Belton by Queen Adelaide, the widow of William IV.  Just superb, especially her beautiful bed.




This magnificent room was also used as the room in "Rosings" where Elizabeth meets Lady Catherine.


Here is Lady Catherine in front of the huge paintings of swans and other birds.




Here is Lady Catherine and Mr Collins son front of this green wall.



Just so special.



  1. I am truly envious Katrina but then I am able to wander with you when I look at your pictures. How beautiful

    1. I am very pleased you are enjoying my photos and stories. It does take some work to do all the photos and wording. I love to receive your comments so I know they are being read. Regards, Katrina

  2. Reading your blog is such a delicious way to start my day! I think now I have to watch pride and prejudice all day while I piece!!!!! Thank you!

    1. Thank you Carolyn, I think Pride and Prejudice is compulsory viewing. K x

  3. Thank you Katrina for your blog this timein UK....wonderful stories of your travels you tell; and beautiful photos too