East Midlands Region Tourist Attractions

Visitors to Nottingham and Leicester and those headed elsewhere in the Midlands will appreciate the airport's proximity to their destinations. Nottingham is conveniently located near East Midlands Airport, making it a great home base for exploring the rest of the region.

Not only does Nottingham have the historic Nottingham Castle, where Robin Hood once lived, and the Elizabethan manor house, The Wollaton Hall. It also has many lively pubs and restaurants serving up authentic English fare.

The world's oldest professional football team, Notts County FC, plays home games in Nottingham, where tourists can enjoy riverside tours. Nottingham's many galleries feature the works of famous British artists like William Hogarth and John Constable and are sure to please art lovers.

In addition to Nottinghamshire, several other popular destinations are easily accessible from East Midlands Airport. These include Birmingham, home to the world-famous Bullring shopping center. Stratford-upon-Avon, home to Shakespeare's world-famous Globe Theatre, and Manchester, home to many art galleries, museums, and nightlife spots.

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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden Entry Ticket

Imagine the splendor of Elizabethan Kenilworth as you retrace the steps of the great Tudor queen. Explore the grounds to find the bear and ragged staff that served as the Earl of Leicester's crest, the marble fountain, and the elaborate aviary. You can buy a single ticket or a family four-pack.

Come see the fascinating exhibit about the queen and her ambitious courtier, Robert Dudley, who had a famous royal romance. Look around the Oak Room and the Elizabethan bedroom, which feature ornate fireplaces made of alabaster that once belonged to Elizabeth I.

Enjoy some lighthearted time with the kin at the hands-on exhibition that brings Kenilworth's history to life. Explore the Castle's 900-year evolution, housed in the magnificent Tudor stables. Kids can learn history by trying on period garb and handling the massive trebuchet balls hurled at Kenilworth Castle 800 years ago.

Look at the magnificent Castle keep, which has been the center of castle life for 500 years. Relax at the Stables Tearoom, where you can choose from various homemade cakes and light lunches prepared with seasonal ingredients sourced from nearby farmers and producers.

Sheffield: Murder Mystery City Exploration Self-Guided Game

Sheffield's mysteries can be explored in a lighthearted fashion in this outdoor version of an "escape room." You'll get to play the part of a detective in a Murder Mystery as you explore Sheffield in search of clues.

You and your group will be given mobile phone clues that, once decoded, will lead you to the city's best-hidden attractions and watering holes. All of the routes are easily accessible on foot, and the provided clues will have you collaborating with your teammates and exploring the city like never before.

As you go through Sheffield, you'll learn interesting and entertaining details about the city's history and present. Spend the day as you please, working with friends, family, or coworkers to decipher clues and complete tasks. Race to the end and post a time on the leaderboard, or take your time and enjoy the scenery.

You can indulge and refuel at any highly-recommended pubs, cafes, or bars. This route makes three stops:

Pub is located halfway between two points, notable for its extensive selection of real ales, carved wooden bar, tiled floors, and verdant beer garden.

About two-thirds of the way through, a warm and welcoming traditional pub in the heart of Sheffield's Kelham Island. This event honors the finest products of independent breweries nationwide, featuring various carefully selected beers, ales, and ciders.

The final stop is at a laid-back pub with outdoor seating and regular live music. Yet another fantastic pizza and charcuterie board bar.

United Kingdom: Personalized Self-Guided Walking Tours

Our budget box trips are the ideal presents for all outdoor enthusiasts. They are ideal for would-be explorers, those who want to take up walking, and those who want to discover new places but need a little inspiration.

These specialized, self-guided walking tours are made for you based on your fitness and the places you want to visit. They include

  • Customized, thorough tour itinerary created based on your tastes and degree of fitness. To ensure you never get lost, the comprehensive route will inform you where to start (and park) and describe each stop.
  • A detailed map with your path highlighted.
  • Bite-sized, laminated maps with summarized directions and things to watch out for along the way can be worn around your neck as you start your walk.
  • The best advice to help you plan, stays safe and makes the most of your trips.
  • Quite a few interesting details about the locations and objects you'll pass along the journey.
  • A checklist for your kit to ensure you have everything you need.
  • Assistance for your journey, emergency contact information, and guidance on what to do in an emergency.
  • Many recommendations for additional activities in the vicinity, including sights to see, excursions, rest stops, and restaurants.
  • A fun compass and "how to" manual to help you remain on course.
  • The only Embark whistle available for difficult situations
  • Embark treats
  • Discount coupons for a few of your preferred outdoor retailers.

Everything is delivered in a lovely Handmade gift box that you can keep and use repeatedly. A member of the Embark Team will contact you once you order your Embark Box Tour to go through your tour needs (please do remember to check the tour junk mailbox.)

Nothing compares to discovering the great outdoors, so don't hesitate to join us on your next expedition.

Sea Life Hunstanton

This is Norfolk's only public seal sanctuary. Over 2,000 species call this ecosystem home, from the tiniest shrimp to the largest Amazonian piranhas. The sanctuary's cutting-edge marine aquarium provides guests with unforgettable up-close encounters with various marine life in breathtaking settings.

Visit the new penguin beach enclosure and get up close and personal with some adorable Humboldt Penguins and incredibly impressive Inca Terns. You can get up close and personal with these incredible birds by strolling through their enclosure and watching them glide underwater.

Warwick: British Motor Museum Entry Ticket

Visit the British Motor Museum to see the world's largest collection of vintage British automobiles. Discover the history of the British auto industry and the transformation of the automobile, and its place in modern culture.

Travel back in time with us as we explore the evolution of transportation and family life through the decades, complete with era-appropriate music and landmark moments like double yellow lines. Explore the "Making British Cars" exhibit to understand the industry's historical and future significance.

Explore interactive displays to get "Under The Skin" of automobiles and learn how they function. Learn the distinction between rack-and-pinion and power steering and observe the evolution of suspension over time.

Cars come to life thanks to the dedication of the Museum's staff and volunteers. When you visit, feel free to ask any questions you have. A café serving hot and cold beverages and light fare is also available.

Silverstone: Silverstone Interactive Museum Entry Ticket

New to Silverstone, the Silverstone Interactive Museum offers an exciting look at the track's and British motor racing's past, present, and future. It has many fun, interactive exercises that people of all ages will enjoy.

At the exciting Tech Lab, you can closely examine the winning Formula 1 car, try to be an RAF pilot, provide racing commentary, and discover the science behind the sport.

After a day of adventure on the outdoor track course, cap it off with a 360-degree cinematic experience. Silverstone Interactive Museum is not just for car nuts; it has something for everyone.

From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

The Peak District in Derbyshire is an easy day trip from Manchester. Castleton is the first stop because it is a charming English village known far and wide. Explore the town, take in the scenic view of the valley above, and stop by the informative visitor center.

The next stop is the beautiful Monsal Head. Learn the fascinating backstory of the iconic viaduct that appears out of the verdant hills and creates a breathtaking scene. Next, head to Bakewell for some lunch. This town is visually appealing, and it is also the place where Bakewell pudding was first created.

To reach Poole's Cavern, proceed. Consider checking out this massive limestone cave system, hailed as one of the Peak District's must-see attractions. Mary, Queen of Scots, and many others have explored these caves and marveled at their stalactites, stalagmites, and various other formations. You will depart in the morning and return to Manchester late afternoon.

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