Banqueting Hall and Screen's Passage

Dating from the 1370, this would have been the communal living space.

Careful restoration by the 9th Duke in the 1920s, including re-roofing with timber from the Haddon and Belvoir Estates has preserved this historically important room.

The original table and bench stand on a raised dais, and a 15th century French tapestry hangs on a wall – a gift from King Henry VIII.

A Screen’s Passage divides the banqueting Hall from the kitchens, and gives access to both courtyards.