local attractions

Alton Towers splendid location in the heart of the Staffordhire Moorlands has one disadvantage! Apart from the on-site hotel there is little local accommodation nearby.

The Three Queens Lodge was built with families going to Alton Towers in mind. Each Family room is, on average, 1/3rd larger than the national chains of Inns and Lodges giving your family plenty of space for those travelling extras.

With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a grand country-house estate.

Welcome to Chatsworth House, set in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire.

In the heart of England, Donington Park Circuit is one of the UK’s most popular racing circuits and is the venue for exciting prestigious events such as The British Touring Car Championship, European Truck Grand Prix and British Superbikes to name just a few.

Drayton Manor Park is home to some of the biggest wettest and scariest rides around and our Drayton Manor hotel and ticket packages offer you the chance to really make the most of your visit.

Forest Four Wheel Drive is set in The National Forest in an area of new woodland which forms part of a working farm.

Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular Neo-classical mansion, framed by historic parkland.

Wonderful woodland walks, Forest experiences, historic houses, exciting visitor centres, sparkling lakes, cosy guesthouses, log cabins in sun-dappled glades, fantastic festivals - these are just waiting for you in The National Forest.

Located only nine miles from the Three Queens Lodge the National Memorial Arboretum is the United Kingdom's living and lasting memorial to commemorate and celebrate those who have given their lives in the service of their country, all who have served and those who have suffered as a result of conflict.

The National Brewery Centre is a world-class museum and visitor centre that celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and it's influence on brewing techniques throughout the world.

Remember when orange and brown interior decorating was all the rage? Remember when folks got down with the funk at discos?  That’s right, it was the 70’s.  But it wasn’t all bad. 

In 1976 The National Exhibition Centre (The NEC) opened its hallowed doors and changed the UK’s exhibition scene forever; it was a day to be remembered – The Queen even popped by.

Situated in the heart of England, Tutbury Castle sits on wooded slopes overlooking the winding River Dove, with spectacular views across the plain of the Dove to the beautiful Derbyshire hills. Its commanding view and natural defensive position makes this an obvious site for a castle.

In 1907 admission to the racecourse cost just one shilling (5p) and was largely patronised by the nobility, gentry and sportsmen of the county. It was in 1988 when the late Sir Stanley Clarke took over, that the transformation into the racecourse that we know today truly began.