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Top 5 Days Out in the East Midlands

East Midlands Airport is perfectly placed for a day trip into the stunning English countryside. Pick up your Easirent hire car from our East Midlands Airport depot and head to one of our favourite days out in the local area.

1. Lincoln Cathedral

Located just over an hour’s drive from our Easirent pick up point at East Midlands Airport, Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most stunning cathedrals in the United Kingdom, and well worth a visit if you’re in the local area. Commissioned by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, Lincoln Cathedral is rich with history and is a wonderful example of early Gothic architecture from the 12th – 14th centuries. Entry to the Morning Chapel is free, but if you want to explore the cathedral further then it is requested that you pay a small entry charge.

2. Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park

Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park, which is located 55 miles away from our pick up point at East Midlands Airport. As with Lincoln Cathedral being one of the most stunning attractions overground, Poole’s Cavern is one of the most stunning attractions underground. Journey beneath the earth into the vast limestone caverns and learn how the crystal stalactites and stalagmites have formed over millions of years. Each cavern is beautifully illuminated, with paved walkways throughout. If you’d prefer to stay above ground, then make sure to take a walk around the beautiful Buxton Country Park, which is home to plenty of wonderful woodland walks.

3. Wollaton Hall

Built by the Elizabethan Architect Robert Smythson between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall has been renovated and restored over the years to become the majestic figure on the landscape that you see today. In 2011, the hall was used as a film set for he Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises – Wollaton Hall is located just a five mile drive from Gotham in Nottinghamshire, which is where Gotham City got its name.

4. Dovedale

Dovedale is a picturesque valley situated in the heart of the English Peak District and is easily reachable in your Easirent hire car from our East Midlands Airport depot. Formed mainly from limestone, Dovedale is the home of many natural wonders, including the Ilam Rock, Lovers’ Leap, Reynard’s Cave and Viator’s Bridge. Swap your hire car for your hiking boots and take a stroll along the River Dove, a famous trout stream in the Dove Valley.

5. Natureland Seal Sanctuary

Located slightly further afield from the rest of our choices, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary is the perfect day out for animal lovers. About a two hour’s drive from our Easirent pick up point at East Midlands Airport, Natureland is renowned for rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured seals that have been stranded on Lincolnshire beaches.

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