Around and About

Besides such a lot to see locally the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham plus the town of Loughborough are from 20 to 35 minutes away by car. The nearest railway station with connections to all around the compass is Derby Midland and East Midland Parkway, both having expresses to London, Leeds and Sheffield.

Donington Race Circuit

It is great news to announce that Donington Race Circuit is back on the racing calendar with effect from late August 2010.

On the last weekend of August motor cycle racing recommenced and on Saturday 3rd September car racing returned.

Being only 4 miles away (8 minutes in the car or on the motorcycle) Holden House B&B is very handy for staying for the weekend and offers a welcoming and cosy stay in the lovely village of Shardlow. With a great variety of eating places the village offers great evenings so as to recharge your batteries. Guests have their own private car park and motor cyclists may use secure covered garage storage.

Further afield are the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District were you can visit the towns of Ashbourne and nearby Dovedale, Bakewell, Matlock, Matlock Bath and the spa town of Buxton.

The National Trust has many properties in the area such as Calke Abbey, Clumber Park, Southwell Workhouse, Mr Straw's House, Hardwick Hall, Kedleston Hall and Park, Sudbury Hall and their famous Museum of Childhood. Whilst not a National Trust property there is the famous and beautiful Chatsworth House, gardens and parkland, the house being the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Whilst staying with us at Holden House you can enjoy a wide range of meals at either Restaurants or Public Houses, which between them cater for all tastes. These are all within a short walking distance (2-10 minutes). These include:

  • Dog and Duck Restaurant
  • Shakespeare Inn
  • Tandoori Nights (Indian)
  • The Clock Warehouse
  • Navigation Inn Public House
  • New Inn Public House
  • Malt Shovel (lunchtime only)
  • The Old Marina
  • The Old Crown at Cavendish Bridge
  • Golden Dragon (Cantonese cuisine)

Within the village on Shardlow Wharf, next to the Clock Warehouse is a most interesting place called “The Shardlow Heritage Centre” full of everything about Shardlow’s history including the old, now demolished Shardlow Workhouse and is very well worth a visit during the year from Easter until late autumn.

No need to take that car out again in the evening!

Holden House - view from the River Trent

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