This modern hotel close to East Midlands Airport is the perfect option for those catching an early flight or arriving into Derby late at night. The hotel provides airport transfers and there is also parking onsite so you can explore the area during your stay at your convenience. With first class business facilities including meeting rooms, audio/visual equipment and a board room it’s no wonder this hotel is a top choice for those working in the city, but if you’re looking for somewhere simply to relax then rest assured that the leisure facilities are equally as impressive with a gym, sauna and spa. Each spacious guest room comes complete with a private bathroom and separate hanging closet as well as mod-cons such as high speed internet connection.
Take a stroll around the nearby city of Derby and discover historic gems such as the worlds first factory, the Loombes Silk Mill, which is now a UNESO world heritage site and the gothic Cathedral containing the worlds oldest set of 10 bells! Birdwatchers might seem an unlikely visitor, but many flock to catch a glimpse of the peregrine falcons which nest here. The Cathedral Quarter is a good place to enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner. The award winning Wonky Table serves delicious British cuisine in quaint surroundings- the perfect destination for a romantic night out!
The East Midlands is blessed with having so many parks and country walks right on its doorstep, so be sure to escape from urban life and explore the great British outdoors. The Peak District is renowned for its spectacular hiking and walking routes and although a bit of a drive, it’s well worth a day trip. Alternatively why not visit one of the nearby stately homes and take a more leisurely stroll around their grounds. Elvaston Castle Country Park is spread over 200 acres so there’s plenty of room to explore on horseback, bicycle or on foot. The nature reserve here makes it an interesting place for birdwatching and its spectacular surroundings are perfect to enjoy a picnic in. The gem of the estate is of course the gothic revival castle, and although not open for tours you can still discover more about its heritage and architecture from the staff.
In the evenings, both the Derby Theatre and the Derby Guildhall Theatre offer a selection of performances for a cultural night out with a loved one, but if you’re feeling more adventurous then take a ghost walk through the city and spook yourself silly with the gruesome tales of times gone by.