The East Midlands is a fantastic place to enjoy a luxury break. This area truly has so much to offer in terms of beautiful countryside, but also bustling towns with plenty going on. A great place for a romantic getaway, but also perfect for a holiday with the kids. If it’s history you like, there are a great number of English Heritage and National Trust properties in this region, such as the Elizabethan Kirby Hall and the wonderfully overgrown Calke Abbey.
A Luxury Holiday in the glorious Peak District
Enjoy the incomparable beauty of the Peak District National Park, with its country walks for all levels of ability, quaint country pubs and fantastic, locally-sourced food. The stunning, classic English dale of Dovedale is a highly recommended must-see for your holiday, with limestone features Lovers’ Leap and Reynard’s Cave and the lovely stone village of Milldale.
Visit the inspirational Chatsworth House, the setting for the most recent film adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice.
A Royal Forest Retreat in Nottinghamshire
Enjoy a brilliant free day out and take in the stunning scenery and secluded walks of Sherwood Forest National Park - home to the Major Oak, a tree believed to be 1,000 years old, which according to folklore was Robin Hood’s hideout.
Enjoy a Stay in Historic Lincolnshire
Travel over into Lincolnshire where you can visit the highly recommended and beautifully preserved stone town of Stamford, or enjoy the wonders of Derbyshire’s Blue John Cavern – the only cave in the world which has seams of the semi precious mineral Blue John, which is made locally into jewellery.
Unmissable attractions in the East Midlands:
• Enjoy free days out walking in the Peak District National Park, the world’s first National Park, with its myriad walks, stunning views and country pubs.
• Take a drive into Lincoln, with its stunning Cathedral and historic castle – home to one of only four copies of the Magna Carta.
• Visit the designated Site of Special Scientific Interest Cresswell Crags, a Limestone Gorge on the border on Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, which features paleolithic etchings believed to be up to 12,000 years old.
If you’re having a luxury stay in the East Midlands, you can expect large, elegant farm cottages which retain their original features, and fantastic luxury log cabins combining country comforts with stylish, modern ambience.