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Located by the small village of Castle Donnington is East Midlands Airport, the main international airport serving the central-eastern parts of the UK. It's the 11th busiest airport in the UK for passengers, with around five million per year, but is also one of the most important cargo hubs. Naturally, Europcar has an outlet on hand to help with any car hire needs, with access to its vast fleet of reliable, safe, and comfortable models available to accommodate any size of party or budget. Choose from options like child seats, satellite navigation and extra driver cover, and enjoy helpful services like 3-step online booking and express pick-up, as well as daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term rental. As always, our expert and experienced customer service team are there to help get your journey out of East Midlands Airport underway with the minimum of fuss.
East Midlands Airport was a Royal Air Force station until just after the Second World War. It soon developed into a modern airport that has become the second largest in the UK by amount of cargo moved. East Midlands Airport hosts flights from the UK and its sovereign islands, Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands mainly, with seasonal services to popular Portuguese, Spanish and Italian holiday destinations. Its location next to Castle Donnington, and the world famous Grand Prix race circuit and music venue, places it ten miles from Nottingham city centre, with Leicester and Derby both within a 20 mile radius. The nearby M42 travels past the NEC into Birmingham, while the M1 allows easy travel south to London or north all the way to Leeds.
The City of Nottingham - Perhaps one of the UK's most famous historical cities, thanks to its associations with the stories of Robin Hood, Nottingham receives about 300,000 overseas visitors every year. There are many history-based attractions around the city centre, including Nottingham Castle, the City of Caves underground labyrinth, The Galleries of Justice that exhibits what life may have been like for an 18th century criminal, the Lace Market, and dozens of ancient pubs. The Castle holds a Robin Hood Pageant every October, while nearby Sherwood Forest hosts the Robin Hood Festival in the Summer. Amongst more modern attractions in Nottingham are Wollaton Park, the Arboretum and the Nottingham Ferris wheel, erected in Old Market Square every year. The city is also well known for its lively nightlife, with many restaurants, clubs and bars throughout.
Sherwood Forest - Again, largely thanks to the legendary outlaw and his merry men, Sherwood forest attracts between 360,000 and one million visitors per year. Travellers from all over the world come to see the Major Oak - a thousand year old tree said to have been Robin Hood's main hideout - the week-long Robin Hood festival that includes a medieval encampment filled with jesters, musicians, alchemists and fire eaters, and Thynghowe, a major Danelaw court, was rediscovered in 2005 having been lost to history for 1100 years in the forest.