The 24 best places to visit in the East Midlands

From Belvoir Castle to Haddon Hall and Holdenby House, here we list the most gorgeous historic houses and gardens in the East Midlands.

Belvoir Castle exterior credit Nick Fry

The East Midlands has a high concentration of historic houses and gardens, and if you’re planning a long weekend in the area, or simply a day trip, there are some wonderful places to visit in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and other counties within the region. Here, we’re listing the best places to visit in the East Midlands, which you can see below, while you can also see a map of all these places on our dedicated web page here.



Seek out an event in the East Midlands

There are few better places to watch an outdoor cinema screening, attend a rock concert, peruse a flower market, or enjoy a play than in the house or grounds of a historic house or garden. The East Midlands, with their high concentration of such places, plays host to a huge variety of special and unique events that will live long in the memory. Take a look at our events page to see events in the East Midlands.



Visit the East Midlands without a car

While your first thought might be to jump in a car and drive over to the houses and gardens you see here, we’re really keen to encourage you to think about alternative means of transport to visit these wonderful places. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Good Journey to help you design more sustainable routes for your trip to historic houses and gardens. Take a look at their website for further information.

...also in Northamptonshire


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Conservation activities at Deene Park

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