Overview of East Midlands
Situated in the heart of England, the East Midlands presents the opportunity for adventure at every turn for the whole family. The huge variety of landscapes in the region is a 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, Sir Richard Arkwright’s Cromford Mill, as well as many other world heritage sites and beauty spots. There are endless lavish manor houses to explore and if you’re keen to get outside, you’ll find spectacular views and castles dotted around the adjacent hills.
Just 25 minutes from the airport, Derby is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy. Nottingham is around a 30-minute drive or a short journey by public transport from the airport and boasts the alfresco beauty of Sherwood Forest, famous for being the home of the legendary Robin Hood. Leicester is slightly further away from the airport at around 40 minutes by car or an hour using public transport, boasting a number of museums and galleries, as well as impressive shopping facilities.
Attractions around 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 Royal Oak – the 23 tonne tree which, according to local lore, was the hiding place for Robin and his band of Merry Men. A vibrant city with plenty for visitors to enjoy, Derby has long been a place of interest and is located just a 25-minute drive away from the main airport. The compact location is particularly good for people who enjoy exploring new places on foot and as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, there are a plethora of museums where you can learn more about England's enthralling past.
Travel to and from East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is well served by local transport and there are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.
IATA code: EMA
Name: East Midlands Airport
Address: East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA