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The village of Castle Donington is situated at the north-western edge of Leicestershire close to the Derbyshire border. It is only 4 miles from both the East Midlands Airport and the M1 motorway, making it an excellent location in which to stay when entering the county.

As the name suggests, there was once a Castle in the area built in the 13th century, which was then demolished and rebuilt later on that same century. The castle disappeared eventually towards the end of the 16th century. All that is left of the castle is a mound in the actual location. The church that dates back to this period is still standing, and is a fine relic from the past. The village itself is relatively new and contains the usual amenities that you would expect to find in a village of its size. There are also some fine Tudor houses within the village, making it highly picturesque and a popular spot with many boating and picnic areas alongside the River Trent. Close by is Donington Park racetrack, a world class Grand Prix racing circuit. The Park also houses the Donington Grand Prix Collection, home of the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world. The rest of Derbyshire is easily accessible as are the neighbouring counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

 

 


 

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