The East Midlands is an official region of England. With over 4.5 million residents, it is made up of four cities. East Midlands is a breath taking opportunity to explore and become one with verdant landscapes. Touristic attractions of this English region, includes Althorp House and Park, Speedwell Cavern, The Heights of Abraham and Wicksteed Park.
Cheap flights to East Midlands are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready for a serene escape to this luxuriant region! East Midlands is home of East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located a short 20-minute drive from the city, Leicestershire. East Midlands serves a multitude of airlines – including FlyBE Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg airport. Flight duration from Johannesburg to East Midlands is approximately 15 hours and 50 minutes.
Why Visit East Midlands
- Peak DistrictOccupied by mining villages and spa towns, this graceful natural district boasts incredible panoramas across dales and moors. The area is beautifully vast with canals, secret caves and natural springs.
- Woolsthorpe ManorThe family home of Sir Isaac Newton, it is said to be the place, where Newton observed an apple fall from a tree and formulated his law of universal gravitation.
- Food FestivalThe East Midlands Food Festival is celebrated annually. A diverse range of delicacies are central to the festival, including Malayalam, Thai, Arabic and Italian cuisine. A glorious worldly feast.
Best time to visit East Midlands
The cities and towns in the East Midlands experiences periods of snow and fickle weather during winter (December to February). The days are the shortest and weather can be breezily fresh and clear, making the region enjoyable for visitors who can bear the winter cold. It is known to snow during winter, therefore it is advisable to pack in warm winter clothing. There are numerous fairs and Christmas markets held during this time of the year, keeping visitors entertained by the local atmosphere. Spring (March to May) is a good time to visit the East Midlands. These months are filled with impeccable sunny days and cooler wet weather, which is exceptional for travellers who prefer mild to warm temperatures. For cheap flights to East Midlands, spring is the best time to visit as you will avoid the peak summer season.