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The Belvoir Hunt is one of the world’s most celebrated foxhunts, and the hounds – still owned by the Duke of Rutland and kennelled at Belvoir Castle – are a unique pack of 'old English' hounds with the distinctive Belvoir Tan colours. To the north of Belvoir Castle, the Vale of Belvoir is one of the finest hunting 'countries' in England.
From the early 18th century until 2005, the Belvoir hunted foxes over a wide area of England’s East Midlands extending to the east coast.
Today, the Belvoir continues to hunt legally within the constraints of the UK’s 2004 Hunting Act which aimed to ban most forms of hunting.
Its 'country' converges with that of its neighbours the Quorn and the Cottesmore in the Leicestershire market town of Melton Mowbray.