East Midlands - Heritage Travel Guide

Historic Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, and Nottinghamshire


Find historic places to visit and stay in the East Midlands. Explore Robin Hood Country and the remains of Sherwood Forest, and the delights of Rutland, England's smallest county and proud of it! From the historic cities of Nottingham with its miles of underground caverns, to Lincoln with its magnificent castle and cathedral, history is never far away.

Robin Hood statue, Nottingham Castle

Robin Hood - the story of the fabled outlaw of Sherwood Forest.

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Editor's picks - Top 5 reasons to visit the East Midlands
1. The red-brick tower of Tattershall Castle
2. The Lace Centre in Nottingham
3. The Lincolnshire Wolds
4. Sherwood Forest Country Park - even with the tourists
5. The round towers of Belvoir Castle

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White Hart Hotel Loughborough

White Hart Hotel
Hook, Hampshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

The White Hart Hotel is situated in the centre of Hook. This 16th Century coaching house was the 5th licensed premises in England giving the bar and hotel bundle's of character. We are approximately 10 minutes from Basingstoke and 1 hour from London.We are ideally located for guests visiting the … more >>

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British History Quiz

This battle took place on or about 8 January 871 between King Alfred and a Danish army


This Day in British History

21 March, 1282

Dafydd ap Gruffudd launches revolt

Dafydd is reluctantly joined by his brother Llewelyn. The rebellion signalled Edward I's second invasion of north Wales

Monarch Mayhem

This queen's reign saw the union of England and Scotland in 1707


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Porthtowan (Self catering)
Seacott, Porthtowan


This charming, detached cottage sits in a fantastic coastal position in the village of Porthtowan in Cornwall, and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
Sleeps 4

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Reawla (Self catering)
Clock Cottage, Reawla

Clock Cottage

This charming barn conversion is outside the village of Reawla near to Hayle in Cornwall and can sleep seven people in three bedrooms.
Sleeps 7

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