East Midlands Airport serves the East Midlands of England. The airport is a hub for Irish and British low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Jet2.com. If you have time to spare before departure, you can head to the East Midlands Aeropark. You can view exhibitions of static aircrafts and airplanes take off.
The East Midlands comprises of counties Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. The regions is perhaps famed for food, from the scrumptious Lincolnshire sausage to the Melton Mowbray pork pie and Bakewell tart. A plethora of attractions like the historic Chatsworth House, Donnington Castle and family attractions like Gullivers World are scattered across the region.
The fastest way to the airport is via the train and bus services. If you are residing in Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Loughborough, Long Eaton, Leicester and Longborough, you can take a train to the East Midlands Parkway, the nearest railway station located to the airport. There are also Skylink buses that connect you to the airport from these cities. If you are residing in Castle Donington (closest town to the airport) or Coalville you can take the Airlink 155 bus services. Bus frequencies are every 20 minutes.
Where to go
Belfast City, United Kingdom
Northern Ireland’s capital city has a population of around 280, 000 and home to attractions like Titanic Belfast located at the Titanic Quarter and Botanic Gardens. The cityscape also comprises of splendid Victorian landmarks like the Belfast Castle Estate and Belfast City Hall. Family-friend attractions include the Belfast Zoological Gardens, home to over 100 animal species.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Popular visitor attractions include the Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo and The Real Mary King's Close. Scotland's capital city also buzzes with festivity and events like the Jazz and Blues festival, International Book festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Nature lovers can slowly trek up to Arthur's Seat, the tallest of Edinburgh's seven hills.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
One of the more popular domestic routes from East Midlands include flights to the scenic city of Glasgow. Places of interest include the Glaslow Botanical Gardens, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Park. Catch a performance at the famous King's Theatre.
Mention Alicante and the stunning Coasta Blanca beaches spring to mind. But this Spanish city also offers many places of interest like the Santa Bárbara Castle, nestled in the heart of the city. The castle is also located at the impressive Mount Benacantil. Head to historic La Explanada de España, adorned with red, black and cream tiles. Make a quick visit to the Alicante Town Hall and the Bullfighting Museum.
The frenetic city in Portugal is abundant in natural beauty and urban life. Explore Ria Formosa Natural Park and take a boat trip around the wetland areas. Be greeted with the spectacular views overlooking the lagoon as well. Many bars and restaurants that open till late make up the city's vibrant night scene. Drop by historical attractions like Faro Old Town and Estoi Palace.
Less than an hour's flight from the East Midlands lies Dublin, Ireland's capital city. Must-visit sights in the city include the picturesque Aldborough House, Ardgillan Castle and Bedford Tower. Be sure to drop by Guinness Storehouse, one of the city's main draws. Visit Ireland's National Museum for a better comprehension of the city.
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