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East Midlands Airport formerly RAF Castle Donington is an airport within the region of East Midlands, England. It is located within the village of Castle Donington near the cities of DerbyLeicester and Nottingham. Manchester Airports Group (MAG) owns the airport. The airfield primarily serves the people of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire.

At East Midlands Airport (EMA), the stress is taken out of millions of journeys every year, making the whole travel experience easier and more comfortable. Being one of the UK's leading domestic and international gateways, there is an array of services available to make traveling a positive pleasure. 

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Driving tips in East Midlands Airport

The motorways M1 and M2 connect East Midlands Airport to several areas within the Midlands making every visitor's travel easier. The airport's facilities include car parking spaces, lounges and wireless hotspots. Visit the airport's website for more information. It's always good to be prepared with the roads before you collect your hire car, make sure you research the area so that you don't miss out on any hidden gems for places to visit while you're there.

Top Attractions near East Midlands Airport

The Aeropark is situated in the north-west corner of the airport site and is well sign-posted from the airport's main entrance. The Aeropark is an aviation museum with aircraft and engine exhibits, models and memorabilia run entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers but there are also elevated viewing areas. The Aeropark provides picnic tables, refreshments, toilet facilities, free parking and a small gift shop.

Castle Donington Library has large collection of written, audio and visual information that are accessible for all. The library is located at Delven Lane, Castle Donington, Derbyshire.

Castle Donington Museum
features archaeological findings, artifacts, ancient artworks, furniture, photographs and etcetera that were found within the territory of Castle Donington. Its collections are displayed in a way that the history of the area can be easily learned. The museum is one of the great places to discover in the village. It is located at Apiary Gate, Castle Donington.

Donington Grand Prix Collection showcases wide collection of items that tell about the colorful history of motor sports within the Donnington Race Track. The venue is located within Donington Park of Castle Donington.

Donington Park is a famous park that hosts several racing events including the famous British Motorcycle Grand Prix. Some of the race programs it hosts are the British Touring Car Championship, British Formula 3, British GT Championship, British Superbike Championship and so much more. The venue is located within Castle Donington.

Shardlow Heritage Centre is located along London Road, Shardlow, Derby. The venue being housed in the area's earliest canal warehouses features exhibits and artifacts that make its visitors see how life is primarily during the 18th century. Its full sized replica of canal boat is just one of its wonders.

Tales of Robin Hood makes Nottingham's most popular visitor attraction just a two minute walk away from the Castle - making it an ideal half day experience.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery was built by The Duke of Newcastle as his new Ducal Palace between 1674-9, it still dominates the Castle Rock to this day. It was restored in 1878 as one of the first provincial museums of fine art.

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Top depots in East Midlands Airport
  • Hertz Hertz East Midlands Apt - Terminal Building, East Midlands, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • Avis Avis East Midlands Airport - Unit 75A, Argosy Road, Nottingham, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • Alamo Alamo East Midlands Airport - Enterprise Rent A Car, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • Europcar Europcar East Midlands Airport - Arrivals Hall, Terminal Building, East Midlands Airport, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • Green Motion Green Motion East Midlands Airport - Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Church St, Lockington, Derby, ENG. DE74 2YW
  • Enterprise Enterprise Castle Donington - Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Castle Donington, ENG. DE742SA
  • Enterprise Enterprise East Midlands Airport - East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • Budget Budget East Midlands Airport - East Midlands Airport, Unit 75A Air Cargo Centre, Arg, East Midlands, ENG. DE74 2SA
  • National National East Midlands Airport - Enterprise Rent A Car, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, ENG. DE74 2SA