Explore the tunnel, tower and impressive ruins of Ashby de la Zouch Castle - the true seat of the 'real' King of England. The free audio tour brings the fascinating history of the castle to life - captivating visitors young and old alike.
Enjoy homemade cakes in the friendly tea shop at beautifully restored Sharpe's Pottery Museum in Swadlincote.
Tutbury Castle was the former prison for Mary Queen of Scots and is allegedly one of the most haunted castle in the country.
Burton upon Trent,
Claymills has four large beam engines (two working), five Lancashire boilers, steam powered engineering workshops with blacksmith's forge and steam hammer, early steam powered dynamo house and twenty other stationary steam engines. All engines are original to the pumping station.
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The World's largest collection of Grand Prix racing cars, with a display of over 130 cars within 5 halls, depicting motor sport history from the early 1900s to the present day.
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Burton upon Trent,
Marston's Pedigree Brewery. Join a brewery tour and see time-honoured brewing methods in action. Tours are available Monday - Friday by appointment only.
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A blast from the past. A 19th Century blast furnace, canal and barge trips, craft village, country park and children's play area. Children's parties available.
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Set in beautiful surroundings, this Cistercian Abbey was founded in 1835 as a continuation of Garendon Abbey (1133-1538). Includes gardens, high calvery, shop and Abbey Church.
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Preserved in 20th Century decline, this country house and estate is poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction. Explore this fascinating house, the beautiful walled gardens and park.
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