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Tel code: 01332 | code search
Postcode: DE73 | code search
Population: 4000
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Melbourne View Hotel
"Rooms basic, need a good clean. Noisy as near airport. Breakfast disappointing. Stayed here for a wedding - not impressed.

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Bay Tree
"My husband and I went tot The Bay Tree in October 2010 for my birthday. It had been highly recommended by many people so we were quite excited about going. ..." More

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Melbourne is a large village with around 4000 inhabitants in South Derbyshire close to Derby city. It is mainly a residential area, famous for market gardens and shoe manufacturing. While only a handful of market gardeners survive today, in its heyday between the wars there were around 60 in business. The land around the village is now occupied with more conventional farming. The 12th Century Norman church of St Michael and St Mary is considered one of the finest examples in England and is built on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon building. It was originally intended as a retreat for the Bishops of Carlisle who often found themselves under threat of attack in their Northern parishes and in need of protection and sanctuary. Melbourne once had a castle, demolished in 1460 and today only a single wall stands behind Castle Farm. The 17th Century Melbourne Hall and gardens are open to the public during the month of August. As Melbourne is mostly a residential area surrounded by farmland, it has little in the way of exciting pursuits to offer tourists and is perhaps one of the less visited Derbyshire villages, many might think this an excellent reason to visit.


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The Melbourne Hotel (0.05 miles)

The Melbourne Hotel
The recently refurbished and reopened Melbourne Hotel is situated in the heart of Melbourne in Derbyshire close to East Midlands airport and Castle Donnington Park. The warm welcome from our staff will ensure your experience ... More | visit website
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The Coach House (0.05 miles)

The Coach House

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Coach House, a popular AA 4 Star Guest House offering great value comfortable ensuite rooms and fabulous breakfasts. Weekend discounts, ground floor rooms, parking and free ... More | visit website

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Melbourne Arms (0.33 miles)

Melbourne Arms

Sample our hospitality at the historic Melbourne Arms Hotel, where east meets west in a sumptuous echo of the Raj. The Melbourne Arms Hotel is a Grade II listed building dating back to the 18th century ... More | visit website

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Hardinge Arms (0.54 miles)

Hardinge Arms

The Hardinge Arms is an attractively restored historic building in the affluent village of Kings Newton, sited on a conservation belt dating back to the 1600s. Home to the Newton Wonder apple, this inn has a ... More | visit website

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Paddock Hotel (0.55 miles)

Paddock Hotel

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The Paddock hotel Melbourne is a newly refurbished 8 bedroom hotel with a bar and restaurant. Each bedroom is individually styled with en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities ... More

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Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel (2.37 miles)

Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel

This charming 17th Century Farmhouse stands in 20 acres of land and offers spacious country style bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and Broadband Internet throughout.

Eight bedrooms are located in the main hotel building. Four ... More | visit website

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Priest House Hotel (2.40 miles)

Priest House Hotel
This contemporary country house nestles on the banks of the River Trent and is surrounded by 54 acres of unspoilt woodland in a unique picturesque setting.

At the hotel you have a choice of dining. ... More | visit website

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The Staff of Life (2.47 miles)

The Staff of Life
Located in Ticknall village, rural Derbyshire. We offer our guests the traditional inn experience with real ales, home cooking & comfortable rooms!

We have 7 en suite B & B rooms in our 4 Star English ... More | visit website
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Crewe & Harpur Derby (2.95 miles)

Crewe & Harpur Derby

The Crewe & Harpur is a converted 17th Century coach house, delightfully situated between the medieval villages of Swarkestone and Melbourne. The adjoining stable block has been converted to provide hotel accommodation in the form ... More | visit website

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Donington Manor Hotel (3.68 miles)

Donington Manor Hotel

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Ideal for events at Donington Park and East Midlands Airport Park & Fly, this boutique hotel is in the village of Castle Donington, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the ... More

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