Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the country, the East Midlands delight visitors with its vastness. With its ruined castles, breathtaking cathedrals and lavish homes, a photo-opportunity awaits around every bend.
Those whose have a keen interest in paranormal activity must swing by Derby Gaol and take part in a chilling ghost walk. Constructed in the 18th century, the jail used to be a place where prisoners and the condemned lived out their remaining days until execution.
Speaking of jails, Tutbury Castle which sits atop a steep hill, once imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots for 18 years. The medieval castle dates back to the 12th century and provides amazing views of the East Midlands. Pay attention… the old queen is said to haunt the walls.
Go back in time and experience the decadent architecture and Georgian opulence in one of the East Midlands' most beautiful English country houses. Kedleston Hall houses a museum with a collection of wonderful art. The stately home was also the setting for 2008 film The Duchess starring Keira Knightley.
Visitors whose engines are revved by the Grand Prix should visit Donington Park where one can view the largest Grand Prix collection in the world. Many world-famous cars are on display here and motor enthusiasts can jump in a simulator to experience what it's like to drive at top racing speeds.
Located on the western edge of the East Midlands, Burton-on-Trent is renowned for its brewing heritage. Discover the history of brewing and the production process at the National Brewery Centre and be sure to make some time to sample the product.