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A few snippets of places to visit in Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

places of interest and tourist attractions

 Interesting places to visit, places to stay, good walking areas, buildings etc.

1. Southwell Minster, Nottinghamshire

2. Monsal Dale, Derbyshire, the Barrel Pub and the Mompesson Well

3. Eyam, Derbyshire (1) Village houses and their sad plague tales

The magnificent pyramidal lead west towers Southwell Minster, NottinghamshireThe 8th-9th century Saxon Cross in the 'plague' village of Eyam's St Lawrence Church graveyard, Derbyshire4. Eyam (2) The Parish Church of St Lawrence with its Saxon Cross

5. The Town of Loughborough

6. Four Village Churches in rural Leicestershire - Tugby, Illston-on-the-Hill, Gaulby, Kings Norton

7. Leicester City (1) De Montfort Hall, around Victoria Park, War Memorials and interesting temples and 'domestic' buildings south of the Park

8a. Leicester City (2a) Castle Yard, Castle House and the external architectural features of St Mary de Castro Church

8b. Leicester (2b) The interior architectural features of St Mary de Castro Church, Leicester

9. Leicester City (3) The Newarke Houses Museum and the Turret Gateway

10. Leicester City (4) A miscellany of locations and buildings - Jain Centre, Magazine Gatehouse, Castle Park-Gardens, Grand Union Canal Bridge

11a. Leicester City (5a) St Martin's Cathedral Church and Richard III's Tomb

11b. Leicester (5b) The Medieval Guildhall

12a. Leicester (6) The medieval Wygston's House, St Margaret's Church & statue & two Victorian Gothic Revival Churches * 12b. The Interior of St Margaret's Church

13. Leicester City (7) The Jewry Wall, Roman Baths, Museum & St Nicholas Church

14. Leicester City (8) All Saints Church & the Great Central & Leicester Railway Stations & Thomas Cook statue

15a. Leicester City (9) New Walk, Sculptures * 15b. Holy Cross Church * 15c. Museum & Art Gallery

16. Leicester City (10) The Clock Tower, Sporting sculpture, Leicester Market & Town Hall

17. Leicester City (11) Area around Orton Square, East St Martins & Free Grammar School

18. City of Nottingham (1) Mapperley area, Sandstone, an old pub and Castle

19. City of Nottingham (2) Fine buildings in the centre and a Wollaton Hall trip

20a. Trip 1 on The Great Central Railway from Leicester to Loughborough

20b. Trip 2 on the GCR - The Winter Gala January 2009 and the visit of 70013 Oliver Cromwell

20c. Loughborough Workshop & Shed Scenes * 20d. GCR Diesels* 20e. The GR8 Escape April 2011

VIDEO of GR8 ESCAPE on the Great Central Railway April 2011

21. Leicester (12) The National Space Centre and the Abbey Pumping Station Museum

22. The Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Railway Centre, Transport Heritage Site

23. Bakewell, Derbyshire * 24. Chesterfield, Derbyshire * 25. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

26a. Rutland - Oakham (1) Town, Great Hall of Castle * 26b. Rutland - Oakham (2) All Saints Church

27. Kirby Muxloe Castle

28. The Midland Railway Centre Museum, West Shed - Butterley & Swanwick Junction

29. Leicester (13) Knighton Village, St Mary's Church and Park

30. All Saints Church, Youlgreave Village, Derbyshire

31. Leicester (14) The King Richard III walking trail!

32. The Town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire

33. Leicester (15) The University Botanic Garden

34. The Wistow Rural Centre, Leicestershire

35. Derby (1) River, Streets and Buildings in City Centre

36. Derby (2) Churches in Derby City Centre

37. Derby (3) Museum (& Art Gallery, see 38.)

38. Derby (4) Art Gallery - paintings of Joseph Wright (& Museum, see 37.)

39. Belper, St Peter's Church

40. Matlock Bath - Heights of Abraham

41. The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Derbyshire

Leicester pages 7 8a 8b 9 10 11a 11b 12a 12b 13 14 15a 15b 15c 16 17 21 29 31 33

Recommended books with local regional and district connections

Colin Ellis "History in Leicester"

* PLEASE get further publishing details from the internet. *

he beautifully carved stonework of the north wall of the medieval church of St Mary de Castro and adjoining timbered gatehouse of 1445 in the City of Leicester

The beautifully carved stonework of the north wall of the medieval church of St Mary de Castro and adjoining timbered gatehouse of 1445 in the City of Leicester.


The Big Wheel and fine buildings in the City Centre of Nottingham

The Big Wheel and fine buildings in the City Centre of Nottingham.


The medieval castle hall at Oakham


The magnificent parish church at Melton Mowbray


The wonderful steam locomotive trains of the Great Central heritage railway.


The National Space Centre Museum in Leicester




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