The north west of Leicestershire is home to the village of Castle Donington. This quaint village populates around 7000 and is located on the edge of the national forest, a project run by the National forest Company to blend ancient woodland with new planting. The Village is an eclectic mix of old and new with both Georgian and Regency houses alongside modern shops and many 17th century timber framed houses to see on the main high street.
Castle Donington housed one of the largest coal-fired power stations in Europe back in 1958, but is now used as a modern power station operated by Powergen. Donington Park, a motorsport circuit, is also found near this village. The circuit has been host to many motorsport events including European Grand Prix and Formula one Grand Prix races. Not only can you watch motorsports here but there is also a Donington Grand Prix museum exhibition to get a feel of the history. You may want to arrange your trip here on a Sunday, so you can enjoy a very large market that takes place at Donington Park.
Castle Donington is found on the former truck road from Nottingham to Birmingham and is the closest village to East Midland Airport. The turn off to the village is on the A50 which can be accessed via the M1, A6 and A453. There is no rail station within the village but close by in East Midlands Parkway at Radcliffe- upon-soar. There is ample parking within and around the village for you to access.
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Did you know there is a farmer’s market held on the second Saturday of every month at the local primary school?