Then to finish the day off perfectly, I was able to catch quite a lot of the resident Fallow Deer in the parkland. Belton Park has been home to a wild herd of Fallow Deer for over 300 years. They seem quite accustomed to seeing people around and whilst they don't want to get too close, they don't run away at the sight of you, so there's opportunity to take photos with a good zoom lens.
This was my first ever visit to Belton House, which I can't quite believe as it's less than 90 mins from my home, but I definitely want to visit again in the New Year to see it in all seasons and to explore more of the parklands.
Belton House Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/belton-house