Visit Castle Donington and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Castle Donington. Leicestershire. Castle Donington is the administrative centre of a rural district covering 37 square miles and including East Midlands Airport. It was once the site of the first Norman castle, built by Henry de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, whose London home was Lincoln's Inn. In 1595 Sir George Hastings, 4th Earl of Huntingdon, “ruined the castle” and built a house in the park 2 miles away. The Hall was designed by Wilkins, architect of the National Gallery. A castellated building close by called the Kings' Mill overlooks the Trent at a popular boating and picnic spot with a weir, many small islands, and a row of white cottages.
The town itself still has some lovely houses. Houses and cottages incorporating the original stone now stand on the site of the castle with their gardens in part of the old moat.
The Church of St Edward is essentially 13th-and 14th-century. Brass-rubbing enthusiasts should visit the fine memorial to Robert de Staunton and his wife. The oldest tomb is that of a tonsured monk sculptured in about 1320. The inside of the pulpit is constructed of memorial slabs to children, taken from the floor.
Nearby cities: Derby, Nottingham
Nearby towns: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Long Eaton, Loughborough
Nearby villages: Attenborough, Borrowash, Breedon on the Hill, Calke, Chellaston, Diseworth, Hathern, Kegworth, Kingston on Soar, Lockington, Long Whatton, Melbourne, Normanton upon Soar, Ratcliffe on Soar, Shardlow, Stretton, Sutton Bonington, Swarkeston, Toton, West Leake, Weston-on-Trent, Worthington
Have you decided to visit Castle Donington or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Castle Donington bed and breakfast (a Castle Donington B&B or Castle Donington b and b)
- a Castle Donington guesthouse
- a Castle Donington hotel (or motel)
- a Castle Donington self-catering establishment, or
- other Castle Donington accommodation