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Castle Donington is a village in north Leicestershire on the border with Derbyshire.


Although the village itself is small the area is dominated by the airport and motor racing track.

Get in

By air

1 East Midlands airport (EMA IATA) is south on a hill above the village. The airport is the base for BMI Regional, Flybe, Monarch and mainly support low cost airlines such as, Ryanair and tour operators like Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines which serve a range of domestic and European short-haul destinations.

By car

Exit at junction 24 of the M1 just north of the A 42. The village is the north west route off the traffic island while the airport is south west. The village is about 10 miles south of Derby via the A6/A50 and 11 miles north of Loughborough via the A6.

By rail

The closest rail station East Midlands Parkway but this is in the middle of nowhere with no local bus connections. Using one of the stations served by the Skylink service may be more convenient.

By bus

The village, Donington Park and the airport are severed by a number of bus services

Get around



  • 1 Donington Park Circuit. Motorsport race circuit, and museum with large collection of racing cars.


  • Download Festival: 10–12 June 2016. Rock and Heavy Metal festival (date needs updating)



A number of restaurant possibilities on Borough Street in the centre of the village including Indian and traditional fish & chip shop.

The airport has a number of fast food restaurants, most air-side with only one before security.



Near the village

Near the airport


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