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East Midlands Destination Guide

Fly Direct to East Midlands

Whether travelling for business or leisure, get your trip to the East Midlands region off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!

Just a 90-minute flight from Shannon, from beautiful views of the Peak District to the hustle and bustle of Nottingham and Leicester, the East Midlands in the UK has so much to offer.

When you land

You can catch regular trains and busses to cities all over the UK and you’re very close to Nottingham, Leicester and Derby which are well serviced by Skylink and Airlink bus services to and from. Many visitors opt to rent a car, and with so much to see and do, that’s a pretty good idea!

What to see and do in the countryside

Only an hour’s drive from the airport, the views in the Peak District are well worth the hike. For starters, we recommend you take the Burbage Horseshoe walk that begins at Surprise View car park and meanders through open moor and woodland.

Donington Le Heath Manor House is one of the oldest houses in Leicestershire and was originally built in 1290 and the surrounding gardens and magical maze is just not to be missed. And also worth taking in is the Salcey Forest Treetop Tree Top Way in Northamptonshire which rises to 15 metres above the woodland floor, and you can walk up steps to a crow’s nest platform for more great scenery.

City slickers

Nottingham is synonymous with the legend of Robin Hood and is a city rich in cultural heritage and modern day entertainment. It has a fascinating past and today, has everything on offer from high culture and haute couture to great nights out. You can even find your inner Robin Hood with a visit to the Sherwood forest archery centre. Whatever you are into, be it art, music, or walking, you’ll find it in Nottingham.

Leicester was founded in the second century BC and in that time, has been a Saxon stronghold, a Roman garrison, and a centre of the Industrial Revolution. It’s famous for many things but one you need to check out is the King Richard III Discovery Centre and find out more about how the 15th-century king’s skeleton was discovered beneath a car park in the city in 2012.

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