Donington Race Circuit
Visit Donington Race Circuit, hosts to Grand Prix, Motor Car and Bike Racing. See the classic race car collection of single seater racing cars and memorabilia. The Jim Russell Racing Drivers School is located at Donington, special trial lessons can be booked-YES you can drive a Vauxhall Lotus Single Seater Racing Car. Longer Courses can also be arranged. www.donington.co.uk
Westfield Shopping Centre Derby
With over 190 stores to choose from you will be spoilt for choice when you come to shop in Derby. "Come dine with us" in our large seated food court boasting various traditional and international restaurants or simply "take in a movie" in Showcase Cinema de Lux located on Level 3. Located a short walk from the Stuart Hotel.
Assembly Rooms Derby
See top artists and theatrical shows live at Derby's no 1 performing arts venue. With a diary of various events throughout the year, there will sure to be a show you will not want to miss!! We are located in the city centre and a few minutes walk from The Stuart Hotel.
Bass Brewery Museum
Combine a tour of the brewery (with sampling of course!) with a visit to the museum available during the daytime. Or if the evenings only are available, a brewery tour by special appointment can be made. There is also a visitors centre with Shire Horse stable, an experimental brewery, the brewing gallery, and then rest a while in the beer garden.
Royal Crown Derby
A tour of the factory where the world famous china, tableware and giftware is created. An experienced guide will show you how it is made and sculptured and see the men and women at their work. There is also a factory museum and gift shop.
Derby is an ideal location for visiting major theme Alton Towers, with discount tickets and group discounts available. Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre has many activities and an amusement park along with all the Robin Hood connections. At the nearby Swadlincote Ski Centre you can brush up on your ski technique or learn from scratch, and then enjoy the Aprés Ski on offer.
Other attractions include:
Quasar laser fun gun, super bowl, go-karting, live entertainment at the Assembly Rooms and Derby Playhouse, UCI and Showcase cinemas, Alton Towers (open March to October) With special packages available from the hotel, Chatsworth House (closed in the winter), Peak District Mining Museum, Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall, Haddon Hall, Wedgewood Visitor Centre, Peak District, Derbyshire Dales, Donnington Park, Denby Pottery Visitor Centre, Denby Pottery factory shop, Royal Crown Derby, Uttoxeter Race Course, Industrial Museum, Museum and Art Gallery, Pickfords House Museum, Derby Playhouse, Elvaston Castle, Sudbury Hall, National Tramway and Midland Railway Centre, shopping at Westfield Shopping, Derby County Football Club and the Guildhall Theatre.
Reception will be happy to make arrangements with prior notice.
Ashbourne Golf Club - Ashbourne - 12.23 miles
Ashbourne is the "Gateway to the Peak District" and this can be appreciated from our 18 hole course. Visitors and Societies are most welcome on all days of the week. Our 18 hole course, which is Par 71, SSS 71, is undulating with spectacular views of Dovedale and the Peak District. The clubhouse has excellent changing rooms with showers, a bar with a large seating area overlooking the course, a dining area and snooker table. We have a well stocked Professional's shop, with leading equipment and clothing at competitive prices. We are situated fifteen minutes from Alton Towers.
Sudbury Hall - 12.53 miles
The ideal family day out - an intriguing house, an entertaining museum and a restful garden. Home of the Vernon family until gifted to the Trust in 1967, the Hall is an unexpected mixture of architectural styles, with remarkable carvings, plasterwork and painting. Richly decorated, it has a collection of family portraits and a magnificent carved staircase. The formal gardens and meadows lead to the tree-fringed lake. See Queen Adelaide's stately bedroom, Try a cream tea in the tea room, Browse in the gift shop, Walk the fabulous long gallery of more than 138 feet, Walk in the grounds to look for wild life - Sudbury is home to Kestrels, Grey Herons, Grass Snakes, dragon flies, newts, frogs, toads, Little and Tawny Owls and Woodpeckers.
Ashbourne Centre - 12.98 miles
The picturesque market town of Ashbourne is situated in Derbyshire at the southern tip of the Peak District with Derby 15 miles away to the south-east. Set in a beautiful rural part of Derbyshire, Ashbourne is a charming town with a sense of tradition and history to match. The town?s splendid St Oswalds Church is renowned as being one of the finest in Derbyshire, and many famous historical figures have stayed or passed through here, but above all else, Ashbourne is probably most famous for its Royal Shrovetide football game. Many years ago, Ashbourne was the point where six major coaching routes converged, and this is possibly the reason for such a small town having so many pubs.