. donington park circuit uk
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Donington Park Circuit & Racecourse Venue Physical Address / Directions: Donington Park is on the A453 next to the East Midlands Airport. Leave to M1 at junction 23a or junction 24 and follow the signs.
Hotels Accommodations close by Donington Park?
> Distance from/How far is where you are to Donington Park Circuit?:
> Castle Donington UK Hotels - Nearby
> Derby UK Hotels - About 8 miles
> Nottingham UK Hotels - About 14 miles
> London UK Hotels - About 115 miles
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> What's the nearest major airport to donington park circuit and racecourse?
(EMA / EGNX) East Midlands International Airport:
(1.5 miles away)
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> Is there camping at donington park track?
The circuit operate a campsite to the west of the Coppice / McLeans area (near Castle Donnington). Book via circuit on 01332 810048. Note that this is less suitable for families/those wanting a quiet night than Park Farm campsite, which is just outside Paddock gate and needs prebooking. Park Farm's number is 01332 862 409, fax 862 364 and email John Shields. .
> Where's the Map of the Donnington Park Circuit Area?
> Check out this Castle Donington UK satellite and road map (with hotels)
Got a trackmap? See below
> Nearest Train station / Bus Route:
Long Eaton (4 miles, then you walk or hitch) although Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough have better service. Midland Mainline Rail service from London to Nottingham and/or Derby at least once an hour. Central Trains run services to Long Eaton from Derby and Nottingham but bus services from Long Eaton are poor (to circuit). There are bus services from Loughborough, Derby and Nottingham to Castle Donington, some going past the circuit entrance as well. Castle Donington is about 1 mile from the nearest circuit entrance (by Coppice Corner and the Donington Collection). See also Barton Buses for local bus/coach services.
Because it's very rare for spectators to travel by public transportation (and so very difficult, as at Silverstone and Brands Hatch, there is huge traffic congestion.
Ticket prices can be found at the official website or check my Tickets Europe / UK page.
> Best viewing: Spectating around start/finish does not offer much excitement. Excellent viewing areas from inside or outside Craner Curves/Old Hairpin
> Wanna be a volunteer race marshall?
For marshalling with Racesafe, contact Hazel Day (administrator) via the Racesafe Marshalling Association website
> Got Donington Nottingham weather and radar?
Nottingham forecast from Weather Underground
> What's the local newspaper say????
> Things to do: Nottingham and Derby are regional centres with full range of entertainment and eating places. Also there are a umber of pubs and restaurants in Castle Donington village (walking distance from circuit) and Kegworth (5 miles). Check out the Castle while you're there and visit also the Castle Donington Tourism website for info on local entertainment, events, and other accommodations. http://www.donington.com/
> Speed related stuff we got to check out nearby:
> Donington Grand Prix Collection / Museum
> Derby was former major railway and motor car producing centre and its museum is worth visiting.
> Nottingham Castle has links with Robin Hood legend.
Other stuff of interest to travelers, local and international
> Liquor Laws: The legal drinking age in England is 18.
> Money: The British use Pounds Sterling (GBP)
> Currency Converter: try OANDA.com or XE.com - see also my infrequently updated: USD GBP Foreign Exchange Rate page. Currency Tip. Use ATMs to draw local currency and avoid excessive fees charged by European and British Bureaux de Change.
Tipping & Taxes: VAT (Value added Tax) of 17.5% is charged on purchases. Foreigners can seek rebates on VAT paid while shopping. Tipping is not obligatory.
Immunizations? Check before you travel.
Driving Drive Left, steering Right. You'll need your home license & an International Driver's Permit (IDP), available from your local auto club
Better to have a British Telecom Phone Card.
Direct operator inquiries: #192
Emergency Numbers: Police: 999
ac/dc? 230V, 50 Hz. 3 flat-prongs plugs.
> Time Zone: Grenwich Mean Time(GMT+0)
>NOTE: Donington is spelled with only ONE "N". Not Donnington, but Donington. I made the mistake myself, hence the name of this page... woops.
> Official Website: www.donnington-park.co.uk
A FEW NOTES ABOUT DONINGTONPARK CIRCUIT DERBY UK
Donington Park Circuit is one of the true cornerstones of British racing. An awesome track provides thrills and spills (and lots of rain and bitter cold mostly) and the visit there is never wasted any time of the year because of the magical Donington Park Grand Prix Collection / Museum, just by the main entrance. Totally astounding and not to be missed by any racing buff. I had the pleasure of viewing the collection in February of 2004 and the Ayrton Senna collection sent shivers up my spine!
Information for this guide was kindly augmented by Mike Blakey
Chief Marshall from Racesafe Marshalling Association. His experience of Donington stretches back many years.
DONINGTON PARK MOTORSPORT TRAVEL NEWS
find motorsport travel news or my Sports Travel Blog and see my story about Donington getting F1 in 2010 Maybe. Hopefully. Please.
Donington Park Circuit Track Map
Who's a ham? Moi? Here's the track map from the source, the side of the donnington park grand prix collection building. This boy's a long way from home - but, alas, happy as a lark!
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