Things to do in East Midlands
Stately Homes & Gardens
Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 1LE
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century.
Museums & Galleries
MANSFIELD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1NG
Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery depicts the surprisingly diverse and fascinating history of Mansfield and the District. The permanent displays tell the story of Mansfield and illustrate the natural, industrial and social history of the region...
JAPANESE GARDEN & MEDITATION CENTRE
North Clifton, nr Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7AT
Award winning meditation centre and Japanese garden. Regarded as one of the best Japanese gardens and featured in "Inspirational Garden of the World" by the AA and the "Best of British Garden" by ITV. This enchanting garden reflects the natural la...
CHESTERFIELD CANAL BOAT CO
The Old Rectory, 19 Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3DQ
Meander through peaceful, rolling countryside on the beautiful Chesterfield Canal. Our luxurious, modern narrow boats are spacious, centrally heated and are 4 or 6 berth. All fully equipped. Competitive rates.
Museum & Gallery
High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA
Discover Derbyshire's Museum of the Year 2011 and 2012, and East Midlands Museum of the Year 2013. Enjoy our warm, family friendly environment, wonderful social history displays, beautiful gardens, tempting tea room and amazing views across the...
DENBY POTTERY VISITOR CENTRE
Derby Road, Denby, Derbyshire, DE5 8NX
Denby Visitor Centre is next to the pottery in an attractive courtyard. Shops include the Denby Home Store, extensive Factory Shop full of Denby bargains at up to 60% off RRP, gift shops, garden and cookery shops, Dartington Crystal and Bourne...
BUXTON SPA WATER SWIMMING POOL
St. Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BE
Set on the northern edge of the 23 acre site of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Spa Pool boasts its therapeutically blue, natural mineral water in a traditional 25 metre pool with ancillary teaching pool.
Country Parks, Walks & Viewpoints
VICAR WATER COUNTRY PARK
Mansfield Road, Clipstone, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9AA
Award-winning 80ha country park with a network of accessible footpaths, cycleways and wildlife habitats. Facilities include a visitor centre with cafe, toilets and information, a children's play area, picnic areas and ample free parking. C...
BYARDS LEAP LODGE & COUNTRY KITCHEN
Byards Leap, Cranwell, Lincolnshire, NG34 8EY
You will find the hospitality of our Country Kitchen and Lodge, just as warm as it was in the nostalgic times of Bayard and Old Meg. En-suite rooms on the ground floor include, Digital Flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi Internet, fully stocked mini bar, hairdry...
Hargate Fields Farm, Egginton Road, Hilton, Derby, Derbyshire, DE65 5FJ
Hargate Equestrian is a professional, family run business formed by Barry and Carol Smith in 1994. The farm is set in a 30 acres of land and surrounded by a nature trail. We are also conveniently located off the A50 and A38 with easy acces...