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Flights to East Midlands

Flights to East Midlands

This information is correct as of January 2016

Rolling countryside, charming towns, and lots of surprises await you in the East Midlands. The region is made up of six traditional counties: Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

Airports in East Midlands

East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire serves the region.

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Airlines that fly to East Midlands

Aurigny Air Services, Eastern Airways and Flybe all fly to the East Midlands from British airports.

East Midlands Airport Hotels

Airport hotels are the perfect place to get some rest before or after your flight. Here are some of our favourite hotels near East Midlands Airport that you can book on our site.

Getting to your destination

If you really want to explore the region, hire a car at East Midlands Airport. You can easily get between the six counties and enjoy the beautiful country roads. If you're going straight to one of the cities you can hop on public transport at the airport or take a taxi from the rank. The Skylink bus runs between the airport and train stations at Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville.

When to visit East Midlands

The East Midlands is one of the drier regions of England. Like all of the UK, the best time to visit is summer (June to September). In July you can expect temperatures around 16°C on average, perfect for exploring national parks and county towns.

What to see and do

Heritage buildings: You'll see the scars of WWII throughout the cities of the East Midlands, but when you venture into the countryside you'll find astounding historic buildings. One shining example is Newstead Abbey, the seat of Lord Byron. The Elizabethan Hardwick Hall is even more impressive: Potterheads might recognise it as Malfoy Manor.

Loud music and Fast Cars: Depending on when you visit the East Midlands, a short trip to Donington Park might be in order. Since 2003 the park has hosted Download. The music festival usually takes place in mid-June and is a must for fans of heavy rock, metal and punk music. Donington Park is also home to the Donington Grand Prix, a must for fans of racing.

Natural attractions: Fans of natural scenery will find plenty to occupy themselves in the East Midlands. The Peak District National Park has a section in Derbyshire. Its rounded limestone hills are perfect for a day of hiking. The marshy Fens also have a section in the East Midlands, reaching into Lincolnshire.

Where to stay

Leicester: The largest city in the East Midlands is also one of the oldest in Britain. Lots of the medieval architecture has been preserved. Leicester is easy to explore on foot. On rainy days you can pop into one of the numerous museums, including one dedicated to Richard the Third (aka the King in the car park).

Nottingham: The 'Queen of the Midlands' is famous as the home of Robin Hood. With its charming market square, buzzing bohemian bars, and bizarre network of man-made caves, it's an excellent place to base yourself in during a trip to the East Midlands.

Derby: Discover industrial revolution history or just enjoy hanging out in the trendy riverfront area of Britain's most central city.

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