East Midlands is a statistical region comprising the eastern half of the Midlands, including Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland, where you can enjoy scenic countryside, history and adventure. If you’re looking to experience stunning architecture, Lincoln Cathedral has towering Gothic spires dating to 1088. In Nottingham, you can shop till you drop at 2 large shopping centres and a wide range of boutiques, while Wollaton Hall provides a grand Elizabethan manor house with a natural history museum.

The Peak District has vast swathes of national parkland, rock formations and hiking trails. Warwick Castle is an iconic medieval castle with buttresses, towers, ramparts and lavish staterooms, plus must-see historic exhibits of armour, weapons and artefacts. In Leicester, you can visit the spot where King Richard III’s remains were unearthed. If you want an exciting modern family adventure, the Alton Towers Theme Park offers the first vertical drop roller coaster in Europe. For a medieval pint, head for Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, a pub dating to the Middle Ages and billed as 'The Oldest Inn in England'.

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  • 7 Best Places to Go Shopping in Leicester

    Leicester has enough shops and stalls to suit every budget, with highlights including an open-air market where vendors sell handmade and imported goods. The city has a very vibrant arts scene, resulting in a high concentration of quirky boutiques, art galleries, antique stores, and gift shops. Leicester city centre is where you can find shopping malls that have world-renowned brands and...

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  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Leicester

    The best things to do after dinner in Leicester include edgy stand-up comedy and intimate live music venues. The city is known for its arts and culture, so you’ll catch a show by among Britain's most popular bands and emerging talent. You can find cosmopolitan bars, rustic pubs, and student hangouts, especially in areas surrounding the city’s top educational institutes like...

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