Owned but not restored by the National Trust, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a grand country-house estate.
An English Heritage property with a colourful history. Visitors can climb the tower and explore an underground passage, guided by an audio tour.
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, this castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is owned by the Tussauds who run it as one of the UK's top tourist attractions.
An impressive iron-making blast furnace built by the Earl of Moira in 1804. Fully restored and houses a new industrial history exhibition.
Donington Grand Prix Collection
The largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world. Five halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century.
Bell Foundry Museum, Loughborough
The largest bellfoundry in the world, with a museum that opens on weekdays.
A National Trust property, a neo-classical mansion designed to be different with fantastic Adam interiors.