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Donington Park - Donington Park is one of Britain's most popular racing circuits and home of many exciting and prestigious events, including the British Motorcycle Grand Prix, The British Touring Car Championships and World Superbikes. More than just a racing circuit Donington Park is also an all-year-around venue for conferences, exhibitions, trade shows and events. www.donington-park.co.uk

Alton Towers - There’s something for the whole family, with tons of terrific rides, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. The Alton Towers Theme Park has fabulous, fun-packed activities for all ages - scream, let off steam, ride and slide. www.altontowers.com

Peak District and Dovedale National Park - The River Dove (from the old British word dubo meaning dark) rises on the high moorlands of Axe Edge and its clear tumbling waters run southwards for 45 miles to join the River Trent. For much of its course, the River Dove runs with one bank in Derbyshire and one in Staffordshire. It follows a meandering course, past Longnor and Hartington and through a series of spectacular limestone gorges, Beresford Dale, Wolfscote Dale and Milldale before it reaches Dovedale.
The Dove is most of all a walker's river, with its tantalising curves unfolding to show steep wooded sites and white rocks carved into fantastic towers, caves and spires. www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.info

Ashbourne - Ashbourne is one of Derbyshire's finest old market towns, combining a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high quality shops. Lying in a lovely green valley on the southern edge of the Peak District, the town attracts many visitors who come to enjoy a scene which has changed little in appearance since the 18th century. The cobbled market place, hidden alleys and yards are a delight to explore, and the wide and elegant Church Street is considered to be the finest street of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire.

Burton on Trent - Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England. Burton is best known for its brewing heritage, home to over a dozen breweries in its heyday. It originally grew up around Burton-on-Trent Abbey, the monastery of Saint Modwen, and had grown into a busy market town by the early modern period.

Historical Town of Repton (including Repton School) - Repton is a thriving village with a fascinating past. It's situated in the Trent valley between Derby and Burton-on-Trent in the county of Derbyshire. On one side of the village is the Old Trent, the remnants of the former course of the river, on the other three is attractive rolling farmland. www.reptonvillage.org.uk/

Tutbury Castle - Tutbury Castle is a largely ruinous medieval castle at Tutbury, Staffordshire in the ownership of the Duchy of Lancaster. The Castle is mentioned in a wide variety of historical records. Tutbury Castle became the headquarters of Henry de Ferrers and was the centre of the wapentake of Appletree, which included Duffield Frith. With his wife Bertha, he endowed Tutbury Priory with two manors in about 1080. It would seem that Tutbury at that time was a dependency of the Norman abbey of St Pierre‑sur‑Dives.
The castle was destroyed by Prince Edward in 1264 after the rebellion of Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby.
Apart from the 12th century chapel the ruins date from the 14th and 15th centuries when the castle was rebuilt. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle in the 16th century.

Airports - We also do a pick up/drop off service form nearby airports.

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