East Midlands (EGNX)

Airport information

Nearest town: Castle Donington (12m by car), Derby

Opening times: H24

Longest runway: 2893m, Asphalt

Fuel: 100LL, Jet A1

Phone: 01271 919 9000

Website: www.eastmidlandsairport.com, Wikipedia entry

AIP plates and airport diagram

Airport map

Facilities

  • Handling: Signature Flight Support (01332 811179, http://www.signatureflight.com/locations/ema). Handling is mandatory.
  • Taxis: Checker Cars (01332 814 000)
  • Car Hire: Enterprise (01332 812 828), Europcar (01332 853 679), National (01332 853 551), Hertz (01332 853 552)

On the airport or within walking distance

  • East Midlands Aeropark musuem – see below
  • Two foreign exchange outlets, shops including Boots and Accessorize, Spar supermarket. Café Ritazza, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Millie’s Cookies, Soho Coffee Company, food hall, bar. Internet station. Quiet prayer room.

Pubs

  • The Falcon, Long Whatton, Loughborough, 01509 842 416. Pleasant country pub with accommodation.
  • Harrington Arms, Sawley, 0115 973 2614. Beer festival every August Bank Holiday.
  • The Jolly Sailor, Hemington, 01332 810 448.

Restaurants

  • Sherwood Restaurant, Thistle Hotel, Castle Donington, 01332 850 700. Has a conservatory area that caters for large groups.
  • Orchard Restaurant, The Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, 01509 672 518.
  • Pavilion Restaurant, Hilton Hotel, Castle Donington, 01509 674 000. Spacious venue with resident pianist on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Hotels

  • The Hilton East Midlands Airport (01509 674000, http://www.signatureflight.com/locations/ema) is five minutes drive from the airport itself.
  • The Priest House on the River, Castle Donington (01332 810 649). Impressive hotel on a site mentioned in the Domesday Book. Four stars, restaurant and conference rooms.
  • Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel (01332, 862 409, www.parkfarmhouse.co.uk). Beautiful restored 17th century farmhouse, good views, bedrooms individually decorated.
  • Donington Manor Hotel (01332 810 253, www.doningtonmanorhotel.co.uk). Privately owned with excellent bistro.

Golf courses

  • Breedon Priory Golf Centre, Derby (01332 863081, www.breedongolf.co.uk).
  • Rushcliffe Golf Club, Loughborough (01509 852 959, www.rushcliffegolfclub.com).
  • Trent Lock Golf Centre, Nottinghamshire (0115 946 4398, www.trentlock.co.uk). The main course has two par 5, five par 3 and eleven par 4 holes, plus water features and three holes adjacent to the river Trent.

Activities

  • East Midlands Aeropark (www.eastmidlandsaeropark.org), is an aviation museum and viewing area located on the airport itself. Entry is a modest £2 per person. The collection includes a Canberra, Hunter, Buccaneer, Spitfire and a Vulcan.
  • Donington Grand Prix Collection, Castle Donington ( 01332 811 027, www.doningtoncollection.com). More Grand Prix cars under one roof than anywhere else in the world.
  • Breedon Priory Church (01332 864 845). Site of an Iron Age Fort and Saxon Priory. Contains unique 8th Century Saxon carvings.
  • Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby (www.elvastoncastle.org.uk). Over 200 acres of woodlands, parkland and formal gardens.

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