New homes in Castle Donington
With the famous Donington Park Circuit and East Midlands Airport close by, this Leicestershire market town also offers excellent access to Loughborough and the M1. You can use the motorway to get to Nottingham in the north and Leicester to the south, while new homes in Donington are also just nine miles from the centre of Derby.
Birmingham, meanwhile, is around 35 miles south west, which is a journey you can do in just 40 minutes in the car. Whether you’re more interested in the race track, the transport links or relaxing walks along the River Trent, you can view our latest new homes near Donington below.
Make the move
World-famous for its race track, there’s more to Castle Donington than just fast cars.
Sitting on the Leicestershire-Derbyshire border, on the fringe of the National Forest, buying a new home in Castle Donington will treat you to lovely countryside, great facilities and multiple transport links.
Things to see and do
The village of Castle Donington combines old and the new, with an ancient church that dates back to the 13th century, alongside modern facilities for your everyday basics. Donington Market is held every Sunday between 10am and 4pm.
Tudor architecture fills the streets, with several boating and picnic spots along the River Trent.
The National Forest is on your doorstep, and here you’ll find a 75-mile long walking trail, known as the National Forest Way. Divided into 12 stages ranging from four to seven and a half miles, each section features a different highlight of the forest. Enjoy the beauty of Charnwood, the great views from the Tatenhill Range and the landscapes of the coalfield. The Peak District is also within easy reach and offers more outdoor opportunities.
Donington’s racetrack is also nearby; providing a great day out for motor enthusiasts. The Park is also home to the Donington Grand Prix Collection, which has the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world.
Various events are held regularly at the park, such as the Classic Motorbike Festival and ‘Run in the Park’, which offers participants the opportunity to jog, walk or run around the circuit. It also plays host to the popular Download Festival.
From road to sky, the East Midlands Airport Aeropark is another highlight of the area. Both an aviation museum and a viewing area, you can learn all about the history of planes and air travel, or watch modern-day jets taking off.
Castle Donington has great transport links whether you’re travelling by air, road or rail.
It’s located just four miles from the M1 motorway, which connects it to several parts of the country, such as the nearby counties of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.
It’s also just four miles away from East Midlands Airport. If you are travelling by air, you’ll be well served here with a range of both domestic and international flights across the globe.
The nearest large train station to Castle Donington is East Midlands Parkway. Regular services run by East Midlands trains operate from here, with trains to London St Pancras taking just one hour and 24 minutes. Leicester can be reached in just 16 minutes, while Nottingham takes 13 minutes and Stafford an hour and 47 minutes.