Close Attractions - Green Gables


Derby County Football Club

The new stadium was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1997, is totally enclosed with all corners being filled. One corner is filled with executive boxes, giving the stadium a continental touch. The large Toyota West Stand which runs down one side of the pitch is two tiered, complete with a row of executive boxes. The rest of the ground is smaller in size than the West Stand,as the roof drops a tier to the other sides, making it look unbalanced. It is a pity that the West Stand could not be replicated throughout the rest of the stadium as this would have made it truly magnificent.

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University of Derby

The University of Derby was established in 1992. It has two main campuses ? located in Buxton and Derby. The University provides 300 study programmes, as well as short courses and foundation degrees. The University has 4 faculties, namely, the Faculty of Business, Computing and Law, Faculty of Art, Design & Technology, Faculty of Education, Health and Science, and University of Derby Buxton. Each faculty offers a variety of courses that are superintended by individual research groups

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Horsley Lodge Golf Club - Horsley

Horsley Lodge Golf Course was re-designed in 1999 by Britains Walker Cup captain and former World Champion, Peter McEvoy. It was the first USGA specification 18 hole course in The Midlands and is quite spectacular. Expertly moulded into 168 acres of wonderful Derbyshire countryside, this remains a thinking course where a variety of shot making skills are necessary to arrive at the green, where subtle undulations provide the golfer with a further challenge. McEvoys design skills have made it a wonderful golfing experience.

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Donington Exhibition Centre

Donington Park is one of the most centrally located venues to serve the whole of the UK and is situated where the three counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire meet. It offers unrivalled accessibility for business clients as well as offering a general public catchment area in excess of 5 million people within an hours drive and we have a wide range of conference and exhibition facilities together with full corporate hospitality and business incentive activities. Our facilities vary from a meeting room for 10 to 2500 seated theatre style. All of the Parks facilities have full catering, bar and toilet facilities as well as free adjacent vehicle parking.

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Erewash Valley Golf Club - Ilkeston

Formed in 1905, the Erewash Valley Golf Club fully deserves its reputation as a top class golf course. An excellent and scenic use of natural features provides enjoyable year round golfing, and will test the skills of all standards of golfer. The well maintained 18 hole course along with our welcoming clubhouse is a favourite with golfing societies and for corporate days out. We also provide an excellent sixteen acre practice area, a par 3, and putting greens adjacent to the clubhouse. On site is the professionals shop with golfing tuition and lessons available.

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East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is a busy regional airport serving central England and offers 30 scheduled flights to and from destinations across Europe. The single terminal handles both departures (first floor) and arrivals (ground floor), while passenger facilities include two bureaux de change, ATMs, baby care rooms, first aid room, a lost property service and a children's play area. The food hall is located on the first floor of the terminal, while there is a food village, pub and several bars in the departures lounge. A number of shops are available to everyone in the main terminal while extensive duty free can be found in the international departure lounge. Facilities for disabled travellers include an induction loop system for the hard of hearing, dedicated car parking, porters, specially designed toilets, and lifts.

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Wollaton Park Golf Club - Nottingham

Set in over 300 acres of magnificent parkland. Wollaton Park Golf Club is regarded by many as one of the gems of Midland Golf. The course, which is overlooked by the imposing 16th century Wollaton Hall is traditionally parkland in character. It is pleasantly undulating and winds its way through historic woodland which incorporates many fine specimens of trees. The course itself which has hosted many important championships, the latest being one of the popular seniors tour events, was set out in 1927. it has been sensibly upgraded over the years to provide a fair test of the ability for the beginner and the experienced golfer alike.

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Nottingham University - Nottinghamshire

The University of Nottingham is a leading research and teaching university in the city of Nottingham, in the East Midlands of England. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading British universities, and of Universitas 21, an international network of research-led universities. In 2004, it had more than 27,000 registered students, with more than 10 applicants per place. This included over 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Its current Chancellor and President is the distinguished Chinese physicist Professor Fujia Yang, and its Vice-Chancellor Sir Colin Campbell.

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Derby College - The Roundhouse

our success is central to everything we do at Derby College.Our ambition is simple:we want all our learners to achieve their full potential during their valuable time with us.As one of the largest Further Education Colleges in the country, we offer an exciting and inspiring experience to learners of all ages and abilities.Our growing range of cutting-edge vocational and academic courses open up whole new worlds of opportunity.Our outstanding facilities and expert staff provide a vibrant, stimulating and welcoming learning experience.Our solutions deliver real benefits for business.

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Ruddington Grange Golf Club - Ruddington

Ruddington Grange is ideally located for corporate events;situated as it is close to motorway, rail and air links to the UK and abroad. It combines convenient travel and ample parking with pleasant surroundings and the ability to offer good levels of security particularly for private meetings. Ruddington Grange, the first of a new crop of Nottinghamshire golf clubs is an attractive parkland type layout. Although quite open there is danger lurking in the way of cleverly positioned water hazards which come into play on eight holes. At just over 6,500 yards the course is not "long" by current standards and can be enjoyed by every standard of golfer.

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Wirksworth Heritage Centre - Wirksworth

The Heritage Centre aims to give to the casual visitor or serious researcher alike an understanding of the life of a small town from its inception to the present times. It is strategically placed at the end of the Crown Yard which opens out onto the present market place and occupies a building which was once a mill for the production of silk and velvet textiles. The small market town of Wirksworth nestles in the hills to the southern end of the Pennines. The hills to the west are composed of limestone and those to the east are sandstone known locally as millstone grit. These have provided the industry for the town for many years, initially that of lead mining in the limestone and finally the quarrying of both the gritstone and the limestone. To preserve the town's history and present it to interested visitors the local Wirksworth Civic Society set up the Heritage Centre with the aim of providing an interesting presentation in the form of a story of Wirksworth.

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Nottingham Forest Football Club

The ground from a distance looks quite picturesque sitting on the banks of the River Trent. Both ends have been re-developed during the 1990's, much improving the overall appearance. At one end, the Bridgford Stand houses away fans in the lower tier;it is odd because one third of this stand was built lower then the rest, due to a local Council planning requirement to allow sunlight through to the houses in nearby Colwick Road. Opposite, the Trent End, is the most recent addition to the ground. It is a large two tiered stand that looks quite smart. One unusual feature of the stand, is that running across the middle are a number of rows of seatingenclosed within a covered shaded glass area.

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South Nottingham College

South Nottingham College, founded in 1971, offers a comprehensive range of further and higher education courses and training opportunities for business and industry. It has five main centres in locations like Bingham, Bridgford, Nottingham City and in Clifton City. The College offers a diverse range of full-time and part-time courses both in the evening and during the day time. Classes are also conducted in the weekends for all levels. This College specializes in areas like Multimedia, Art and Design.

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Notts County Football Club

Notts County Football Club are a football club based in Nottingham, England. In 2005-06 the club will play in League Two of The Football League. Nicknamed The Magpies, the club is one of two professional football clubs in Nottingham, the other being their old enemies Nottingham Forest. The Magpies play their home games at the Meadow Lane stadium and play in a black and white striped kit, which was the inspiration for Juventus's strip of the same design. Though they have not won a great deal of major silverware in their history, County are considered to be one of the most famous 'little' clubs in English football.

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University dates back to the Loughborough Colleges, founded in 1909. Having gained university status in 1966, Loughborough now has nearly 15,000 students, of whom almost 15 per cent are international from over 100 countries. Loughborough is located in the middle of England and is only 90 minutes by train from London. The University campus is near to the town centre and a short bus ride from the railway station. The attractive campus, one of the largest in Europe, has many green open spaces.

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Sudbury Hall

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.

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Loughborough College

Loughborough College was established in 1909 and is located at Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. The College provides a wide selection of further and higher education courses besides Professional courses (part time). There are over 12,000 students currently enrolled in the College. Some of the fields covered by the College include Event Management, Human Biology and Health Sciences, Sports Science, Engineering, Leisure Management, Sports Coaching, Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Exercise and Health, Food Manufacturing Management, Sports Performance, Children and Young People's Services.

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Newstead Abbey

Founded as a monastic house in the late twelfth century, Newstead became the Byron family seat in 1540. Newstead's most famous owner, the poet Lord Byron, sold the property in 1818. Newstead Abbey remained a private country house until 1931, when it was presented to the Nottingham Corporation for the public to enjoy. Explore the medieval cloisters, splendid Victorian room settings and the private apartments of the poet Byron. Browse in the library and marvel at the extensive panelling in the Great Hall, all reputed to have come from a single oak tree! See the fascinating collection of paintings and furniture throughout the house. A display for families invites you to try on replicas of some of Lord Byrons favourite clothes and be transformed into the romantic hero!

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Charnwood Forest Golf Club - Loughborough

This heathland course was designed by that famous man of Fife, golfer and architect, James Braid. The club was founded some years before Braid substantially re-modelled the course and many of our winter greens are those of the original 19th century venue. Whatever time of year you play Charnwood you will discover a truly mature and well-kept course. The 18 tees of this little gem of a 9-holer offer variety of yardage, shape, and elevation thus requiring the golfer to pay close attention during both circuits. Being heathland the course is well-drained and remains open when many other courses in the county are forced to close.

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Stephenson College

Stephenson College has four campuses across Leicestershire, based at Coalville, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. The College conducts several basic and adult education courses, including Teacher Training courses. The course offerings are Accounting, Administration and Office Skills, Animal Care, Art and Design, Beauty Therapy, Business Management and Personnel, Health Studies and Counselling, Computing, Information Technology, Construction and Building Trades, Engineering, Gas and Oil, Hairdressing, Languages, Motor Vehicle, Sport and Coaching, Sustainable Energy and Travel and Tourism. There are special classes for disabled students.

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