Discover a thousand years of history in the East Midlands. Uncover the legend of the lost crown jewels; search for the servant of Satan turned to stone by an angel and experience life.
Some of the treasures you may already know, like the infamous Robin Hood, the Peak District National Park and Silverstone, but there will be many more that are just waiting to be discovered.
From magnificent castles and stately homes that provide a unique glimpse into the past; inspiring countryside with sweeping green hills and dramatic rocky outcrops; cosmopolitan cities combining shopping with night life; historic market towns; majestic gardens and locations that have inspired movie makers. In the East Midlands you'll discover a very special part of the country.
Nottinghamshire - Discover the legend of Robin Hood!
Nottinghamshire's heritage is rich and varied. Our heroes are legendary and our innovations have helped change the world. From well loved outlaw Robin Hood to literary great Lord Byron and influential Pilgrim Fathers. From footballing hero Brian Clough to international designer Paul Smith.
During the day there are tours and attractions aplenty to keep visitors occupied. The award winning Galleries of Justice and City of Caves offer a unique insight into the city’s past. Whilst Nottingham Castle offers a glimpse at the part the county has played in the culture and history of the UK – from its associations with the legend of Robin Hood to the start of the Civil War. Further afield, visit the new centre and explore Creswell Crags for the fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. And head to north Notts to discover the origins of the Pilgrim Fathers through the Mayflower Trail.
Retail addicts are spoilt for choice, from wandering our market towns to seeking antiques in speciality shops throughout the county. Meanwhile, the city features all the big names you would expect, alongside individual boutiques and exclusive designers. Explore Nottingham's shopping centres, arcades and stores online.
Our sporting facilities are second-to-none and include the nationally recognised Nottingham Racecourse, The National Watersports Centre, Nottingham Tennis Centre and National Ice Centre, as well as football at Forest & County or cricket at historic Trent Bridge. All of this lies on the doorstep of some of Britain’s most stunning countryside – from the woodlands of Sherwood Forest and the magnificent country houses and parks of the Dukeries to the rolling hills of the Vale of Belvoir.
The Peak District & Derbyshire - Enjoy the magic of Alton Towers!
There's always plenty to do in the Peak District and Derbyshire, whether you're uncovering the secrets of the ancient custom of well dressing, participating in a National Park Ranger guided walk, swinging high above the Derwent Valley on a cable car ride at the Heights of Abraham or having fun with the whole family at Alton Towers! The Peak District & Derbyshire is a world class destination stretching from the dramatic moorland and breathtaking landscapes of Britain's first National Park to the ancient oaks of the National Forest in the south of the county. With a fascinating historical and cultural heritage, this unique and diverse region is home to some of the country's finest stately homes, enchanting market towns and picturesque villages.
There is a great range of themed attractions, events and activities here in Derbyshire - from opera and music festivals to theme parks and well dressings, walking and cycling holidays, not to mention stunning landscapes, a rich and diverse cultural heritage and nationally important historic homes.
There's a great range of quality assessed holiday accommodation available to book online too, all commission-free – from cosy bed and breakfasts, self catering holiday cottages and guest houses to youth hostels and stylish boutique hotels. Or go at your own pace on a camping or caravanning holiday! Whatever your tastes, interests or budget, from a romantic weekend or short break to a family fun holiday, you're sure to have a memorable time – stay awhile and you'll experience the warmest of welcomes!
Leicestershire - Combining chic city style with picturesque countryside!
Visit Leicestershire and Leicester for short city breaks and day trips. Combine chic city style with picturesque countryside - Leicester and Leicestershire is packed with fantastic contradictions just waiting for you to explore!
Find yourself in an exciting city - Highcross Leicester offers an aspirational shopping, contemporary eating and a city experience to those living and visiting the city.
This, along with awe-inspiring architecture, vibrant festivals and world-class performing arts makes Leicester a city full of discovery for all the family.
Lose yourself in the countryside - With pretty villages steeped in history, rolling landscapes and beautiful market towns, Leicestershire is a county packed with historical facts and fiction. Explore the stunning Bradgate Park Country Park situated in Charnwood Forest.
Discover for yourself local traditions such as Hallaton Bottle Kicking, where the saying "paint the town red" comes from, and taste for yourself the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.
Lincolnshire - Where getting up early is a pleasure
Lincolnshire is one of England’s largest counties, there’s plenty of space to enjoy yourself. Because of its size and contrasting landscapes, the county has lots to offer. We want you to enjoy your visit and return to see the bits you missed!
Lincolnshire’s awesome skies and rich farmlands are rightly famous. If you want to stretch your legs and escape from the madding crowds… Lincolnshire beckons. Our all year round Lincolnshire Coast has more than one holiday to offer. Whether you want to get close to nature and explore or make the best sandcastle ever, you will not be disappointed. The simple pleasures of the British Seaside are many; the stuff that childhood memories are made of. With coastal resorts and miles of unspoilt beaches the Lincolnshire
Northamptonshire - Let yourself grow!
One of Britain’s best kept secrets, a land ripened with fascinating history and vast scenic beauty, Northamptonshire is one of the most stunning of the English counties.
Within 2 hours drive of three quarters of the UK’s population, you’re sure to be closer to us than you ever imagined – And you’ll discover that underneath the peaceful surface of this quintessentially English county, bubbles the excitement and variety of lots to do and see.
Miles of real British countryside, miles of things to do - Whether you decide to stay for a few days or longer, there is always lots on offer for every season, no matter your age or interests. Immerse yourself in the history of the region by visiting one of the majestic stately homes, gardens or castles. Tread where warriors battled at Naseby, meander along our historical waterways or feast your eyes on the renowned boot and shoe collection in Northampton; a much loved feature of our county - and just one of many fascinating museums.
With 3 weekly low fares flights with Ryanair from Ireland West Knock there has never been a better time to go!