Many of Derbyshire’s highlights are within easy driving distance of Ilkeston, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Among the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Nottingham Industrial Museum and the remarkable Bulwell Forest Golf Club. Also, well worth the effort are Denby Pottery and Nottingham Cathedral.
Vacationers in Ilkeston, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will appreciate the cultural attractions nearby. Walk through the exhibits and enjoy the quiet of the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. Book seats for a live performance at Theatre Royal in Nottingham and the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. There are some interesting galleries to enjoy nearby including Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham.
If you are spending a while in and around Ilkeston, stop by Nottingham Castle in Nottingham and Elvaston Castle in Derby. Those interested in the world's various faiths will appreciate the care and devotion that has gone into creating the St Mary's Church in Nottingham, the St Peter's Church and the Hucknall Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
Get familiar with the local fashion and purchase some original souvenirs in a few of the nearby shopping hotspots such as the Old Market Square in Nottingham, The Cornerhouse and Bridlesmith Gate.
If you're a sports fan, you'll love seeing local heroes, the Derby County FC, take to the field in nearby Pride Park, Derby. On match days follow the sea of black and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local soccer lovers in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hilton Nottingham, the Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel, or the De Vere Venues Orchard Hotel, Nottingham.