East Midlands Tourist Attractions

Some of the Best Destinations in East Midlands


If you plan a tour of the East Midlands then check out some of the region’s best tourist destinations and plan your itinerary accordingly. You’re spoilt for choice of a good day out when you visit the historic and exciting East Midlands in the centre of England.

Nottingham Castle


The Castle of Nottingham is set on a high rock in the centre of the city and overlooks the Royal Estate. The castle has a museum and art gallery and visitors can also spend time touring the caves of the Castle and learning more about the history of this fine building.

It was the first castle to light the touch paper on the English Civil war and has a chequered history full of murder and intrigue and is sure to excite the history buff in anybody.

Take in a tour of the city centre and make a day trip of your visit to Nottingham. You’ll discover a wealth of olde worlde shops around the castle alongside some of the finest pubs in the city and it’s just a short walk to enjoy the shopping delights of this modern city and the intu Victoria Centre.

You’ll also find the Victoria Market at the intu Victoria Centre and some of the popular stores in this modern development include Pandora, JD Sports and John Lewis Don’t forget to visit the Lace Market area while you are exploring Nottingham, the history of lace making can be traced back to this central England point.

The Nottingham Lace Market is situated in the Creative Quarter of the city and is home to a number of bustling cafes and restaurants. This area is home to the Victorian warehouses and sales rooms that composed the Lace Market area of the city and many of these are now trendy boutiques, apartment blocks and bars so it’s well worth visiting the area.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Bradgate Park, the Space Centre and Leicester


If you enjoy rambling, you’re sure to appreciate the delights of the open countryside just outside Leicester when you visit Bradgate Park. You’ll see plenty of deer in the park and a little stream meanders through the centre of the parkland.

The ruins of the former home of Lady Jane Grey can still be seen in the grounds of the park and the bracken and views from the hill where Old John is situated have to be seen to be believed.

It’s only a twenty minute drive from Bradgate Park to the Leicester National Space Centre and kids will particularly enjoy learning about space exploration as they explore all the hands on exhibits available in this futuristic museum.

When you’ve finished at the Space Centre why not check out the Richard III tomb in Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III Visitor Centre in the city centre. If all the above seems to much to fit into one day then give Bradgate Park a miss and focus your attention on the National Space Centre and the fascinating Richard III history of Leicester.

Leicester England town square

Other Attractions in the East Midlands


Some of the other popular attractions in the East Midlands include Lincoln Cathedral and the ancient city centre.

The Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre in Nottinghamshire and the beautiful towns and small villages of the Peak District.

Lincoln Cathedral and city centre