Explore Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and beyond via East Midlands Airport. The area is home to a number of attractions such as the breathtaking Peak District - perfect for a hike, you can explore Wayne Manor (Batman's House), take a trip to outer space at the National Space Museum, relive the Battle the Bosworth at the King Richard III Visitor Centre and stroll quaint towns and parks while taking in the historic architecture!
Places to Visit in East Midlands
Get to know the history of the town and the Battle of Bosworth at the King Richard III Visitor Centre and New Walk Museum, get an out of this world experience at the National Space Centre or enjoy a picnic in the luscious Abbey Park. The town’s basketball team, the Leicester Riders, represented British basketball at the FIBA Europe Cup in 2018 and are sure to deliver an exciting game!
Take a tour of the oldest turning shed in the World, where the golden age of steam once ruled, at the Derby Roundhouse. Or visit the home of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, which featured in the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice and 2008's The Duchess. The iconic Peak District nearby will definitely deliver scenic views and is great for a hike or two!
Home to many boating lakes, stunning architecture, secret libraries and not to mention the legends of Robin Hood, there is plenty to see! Set to reopen in 2020, the Nottingham Castle Museum is the place to go to learn all the tales of the Merry Men, a trip to the famous Sherwood Forrest is a must or descend below ground to tour the unique cave network under the streets!
Towering above the town, the stunning Lincoln Cathedral is a definite must-see as well as the Cathedral Quarter it lies in, boasting of architecture that wows! Embark on the Roman Trail and explore what left of Lindum Colonia - an ancient city and legionary fortress built by the Romans in Lincoln in AD50-60.
The town's heritage of beautiful stately homes and gardens remains strong today - explore Althorp Park and House, Princess Diana's family home, during the summer months or take a tour of Castle Ashby and the beautiful gardens that can be found there. Head to The House at 78 Derngate, a museum and restaurant boasting a breath-taking interior as the only house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in England. Or perhaps a relaxing afternoon at the Billing Aquadrome leisure park is more for you!