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Boasting an endless array of fascinating sights and stunning landscapes, the East Midlands is one of the most diverse destinations in the UK. Secure your flights to the East Midlands for a short break exploring some of England's most exciting counties.

Discover the East Midlands and beyond

Discover the East Midlands and beyond

Situated in the heart of England, the East Midlands presents the opportunity for adventure at every turn. The vast variety of landscapes iS the region's main draw, with the chance to explore three of the UK's biggest cities; Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. A hub of industry and development, the East Midlands is home to the world's first factory, Cromford Mill, as well as many other World Heritage sites and beauty spots. There are endless lavish manor houses to wander and if you're keen to get outside, you'll find spectacular castles dotted around the surrounding hills. Just 25 minutes from the airport, Derby's an ideal base to explore Peak District sights. Nottingham is a 30 minute drive or a short journey by public transport from the airport and boasts the outdoor beauty of Sherwood Forest, famous for being the home of Robin Hood. Leicester is slightly further away from the airport at 40 minutes by car or an hour using public transport, boasting a number of museums, galleries and impressive shopping facilities.

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Restaurants and Nightlife in the East Midlands

Restaurants and Nightlife in the East Midlands

The East Midlands is noted for its food, notably for manufacturing some of Britain's most iconic produce including red leicester and stilton cheese, lincolnshire sausage, pork pies, the Bakewell tart and the bramley apple. Leicester, the 'capital of the East Midlands', is well worth a visit if you're looking for fine dining or a memorable night out. Famous for its curries, a trip to the famous Belgrave Road offers the chance to indulge in some of the finest Indian cuisine this side of Mumbai. Book one of our cheap flights to the East Midlands and experience the culinary delights for yourself.

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Events and Attractions in the East Midlands

Events and Attractions in the East Midlands

Why not pay a visit to Nottingham on your trip to the East Midlands? Around 30 minutes from the airport, the legendary location is known affectionately as the 'Queen of the Midlands' and is steeped in history. Celebrated for being the birthplace of the world famous literary icon Robin Hood, no trip to Nottingham is complete without a visit to Sherwood Forest. A walk in the woodland will take you to the majestic 800 year old Major Oak, the 23 tonne tree which, according to local lore, was the hiding place for Robin and his band of Merry Men. Travel just 25 minutes from the airport to experience the "best place to drink real ale in the World", according to experts at Lonely Planet at least! Derby's home to more real ale choice than anywhere else, and the compact location is particularly good for people who enjoy exploring new places on foot. As the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, for the history buff there's a plethora of museums where you can learn more about England's enthralling past.

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