|East Midland attracts some 4 million visitors annually. It is comprised of six counties:
Derby is an industrial town known for its china and as the home of Rolls-Royce.
Nearby is the Peak District with its spectacular landscapes.
Chatsworth House, near Bakewell, is a famous 17th century historic structure with a 1000 acre garden.
Hadden Hall, also near Bakewell, is a fine example of a medieval manor house.
Gullivers World is a children's theme park in Matlock.
Arbor Low Stone Circle near Buxton, is a neolithic, stonehenge like, monument.
Leicester is a commercial and industrial center in the midst of a very scenic region. It was the site of the original "Cook's Tour."
Ashby de la Zouch has an award winning Museum.
Kirby Muxloe Castle dates back to the 15th century.
Lincoln is a prime example of England's old cities.The 11th century cathedral is magnificent. In 1255, for financial gain, the King's brother concocted the "Libel of Lincoln," in which a group of Jews were falsely accused of the ritual murder of 8-year old "Little Saint Hugh." 18 were executed in the Tower of London. The accusations and sainthood have since been repudiated by the Church,
Northampton is known for shoe manufacture. Its Church of the Holy Sepulchre is modelled after the Jerusalem original.
Kelmash Hall & Gardens is an elegant 18th century complex.
Kirby Hall is an Elizabethan country house.
Nottingham, in Robin Hood country, is known as the "Queen of the Midlands." It is an industrial center, formerly known for lace and hosiery and,now, for textiles and pharmaceuticals.There are a number of imprssive buildings and interesting surroundings. Wollaton Hall is a restored Elizabethan mansion.
The smallest county in England.
Oakham is described as a "lovely, traditional English market town." Victroria Hall is the venue for local events.