Enjoying a prime location between the cosmopolitan cities of Nottingham and Birmingham, the quaint and quintessential village of Castle Donington is a peaceful place to enjoy a few days of relaxing respite. The village’s centre is peppered with historic houses and sprawls beside the gentle River Trent, which has an abundance of picturesque picnic spots and grassy verges to enjoy. Castle Donington’s close proximity to the verdant vision of Derbyshire and the Peak District make it an excellent spring board for nature lovers seeking hilltop serenity.
The village’s most stunning spectacle is undoubtedly the Castle Donington Methodist Church, an asymmetrical and sacred structure that has become the village’s architectural symbol. An impressive entrance portal compliments a fine, filigreed spire and inside lays a melodious organ, which visitors can enjoy the dramatic sounds of during prayer services.
A proximate attraction that has propelled the name of Castle Donington to fame is undoubtedly the Donington Park Racetrack, a world class racing circuit that has been used for many tense Grand Prix races; there, the Grand Prix Collection resides and houses one of the world’s largest assortments of racing cars.
Enjoy an inimitable combination of English pub culture and international gastronomy at the critically acclaimed Nags Head Inn; the warm and welcoming atmosphere will encourage visitors to indulge in a refreshing pint of locally brewed ale before sitting down to feast upon fine food. Signature dishes include hand-made pizzas smothered in rich cheese and spicy sausage or Spanish inspired paella.(Hill Top, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2PR)