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Castle Donington

Castle Donington, home of Midland motor racing and the Download Festival

Castle Donington Information and accommodation guide

Castle Donington is situated in Leicestershire, close to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire borders, 5 miles from East Midlands Airport with easy access from the M1 and M42 ( A42 ) Motorways as well as the A50. East Midlands Airport is served by several major airlines including Bmi, Ryanair and EasyJet.

Castle Donington has a population of around 6000 residents. The town ( large village ) is a mixture of both old and new buildings with several timber framed houses dating still surviving from the from the 17th century and earlier. There are 2 primary schools as well as a high school.

The village has plenty of pub life including the popular Priest House and Donington Manor. Castle Donington annually hosts a travelling fair, known locally as Donington Wakes. A farmers market is held On the second Saturday of every month at St. Edwards CofE primary school and nearly every Sunday a very large market is held at Donington Park.

Castle Donington Museum occupies the ground floor of the Stone House, a charming 17th Century listed building which was originally used as a farm. The Museum has a small shop selling local interest books and locally produced crafts and toys.

Donington Park is owned by Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd and used as a motor racing track, and for music festivals.

Donington Park was the original venue for the Monsters of Rock heavy metal festivals through the 1980s and 1990s, and is now the home of the annual Download Festival. Donington Park is also home to a museum known as the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition which opened in 1973, and has the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world.

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 Express by Holiday Inn East Midlands Airport - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation Express by Holiday Inn East Midlands Airport
Hunter Road,Castle Donington, DERBY, DE74 2TQ

The newly refurbished Express by Holiday Inn East Midlands Airport offers great value accommodation with rooms to accommodate up to 2 adults and two children. All room rates include our delicious complimentary continental breakfast buffet - a great way to start your day.

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 Thistle East Midlands Airport - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation Thistle Hotel East Midlands Airport
Nottingham East Midlands Airport,Nottingham East Midlands Airpo,Castle Donington, Castle Donington, DE74 2SH

At the entrance to East Midlands Airport , within 1 mile of the M1 (Jn23a), M42 and M50 and with easy access to Donington Park and Alton Towers this AA 4 star hotel and Conference Centre offers a peaceful atmosphere in comfortable surroundings.The Conference Centre includes 20 meeting rooms accommodating up to 220 delegates in the largest suite. BT Openzone Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property.Close to the city centres of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby

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 Donington Manor Hotel - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation Donington Manor Hotel
1 High Street,Castle Donington , Castle Donington, East Mids Airport, DE74 2PP

Ideally located for Donington Park and East Midlands Airport, this boutique hotel is centrally situated in the village of Castle Donington less than 2 miles from the M1, A50 and A42. The Donington Manor Hotel is one of only four hotels in the The Finesse Collection, an exclusive selection of stylish hotels uniquely designed for style, comfort and service. Originally a built as a coaching house in the 18th Century, the Donington Manor Hotel is a landmark building within the village of Castle

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 The Priest House on the River - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation The Priest House on the River
Kings Mills,Castle Donington, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2RR

Set in some of Derbyshires' most idyllic countryside, built around a Norman mill tower along the banks of the River Trent, yet conveniently located clsoe to East Midlands Airport, Nottingham & Loughborough. Nearby attractions include: Alton Towers (35 miles), Derbyshire Peak district , Chatsworth House (44 miles), Calke Abbey (13 miles), Derby Football Club (15 miles) and Trent bridge Cricket ground (14 miles)The Hotels Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for its exceptional standard

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Kegworth House Hotel - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation Kegworth House
52 High Street,Kegworth, Kegworth (nr Nottingham/Derby), DE74 2DA

An old 17th century house just minutes from the M1,M42,A50,A6, Airport, Donington racetrack. 11 individually designed rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and free access to swimming pool, gym, sauna & jacuzzi. It has a fabulous walled garden and the two beautiful communal sitting rooms. The honeymoon suite is probably one of the most luxurious in the Midlands. Elegant, friendly and sumptuous - simply the best!

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Yew Lodge Hotel - Castle Donington Hotel Accommodation Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel
33 Packington Hill,Kegworth, Kegworth (near Nottingham, Derby), DE74 2DF

Only 2 miles from Nottingham East Midlands Airport, the 4 star Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel offers a relaxing base for business and leisure guests. With an award winning, air-conditioned restaurant,Reeds health club & spa, 98 en-suite bedrooms and 19 conference suites. Best Western PremierYew Lodge Hotel has been awarded Best Western UK Hotel of the Year 2005


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