Travelling around The Grand Tour
All four of the main Grand Tour venues are accessible by public transport, however the easiest way to visit The Grand Tour is by car, and we have prepared this map to help you find your way between the four sites.
For more detailed information on public transport and car parking, we recommend visiting the venues websites ‘find us’ pages below.
Discount Rail Travel with East Midlands Trains
East Midlands Trains are offering discounted return rail travel from London St Pancras to our Grand Tour destinations: Nottingham (Nottingham Contemporary, The Harley Gallery); Chesterfield (Chatsworth); and Derby (Derby Museums).
Chesterfield: £59 (first class) £42 (standard)
Derby: £56 (first class) £40 (standard)
Nottingham: £56 (first class) £38 (standard)
Tickets must be booked through the sales team:
Tel: 03457 125678 (option 4)
Quoting the reference – GrandTour16
If you are travelling to The Harley Gallery via The East Coast line to Retford (between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh) – we have negotiated an exclusive deal with Hincliffe’s Taxis in Retford for a one-way transfer between Retford Station and The Harley Gallery (approx 25 minutes) for £25.
Quote ‘The Grand Tour’ when booking – call 0177 770 2049 to book.
Pay-as-you-go Car Hire
Nottingham City Council, in partnership with City Car Club, operate a pay-as-you-go car hire scheme. The car club is a membership scheme that offers members of the public and local businesses use of a car on a pay-as-you-go basis aiming to reduce the reliance on ownership of cars in Nottingham whether for personal or business trips. The car hire could be an ideal way of visiting all The Grand Tour venues. Click here for more details.
Private Grand Tour with an experienced tour guide
Brackenbury’s Tours of Britain
Brackenbury’s Britain provides a range of personal and personalised experiences of the best that Britain has to offer whilst benefiting from the tour guide’s experiences and enthusiasm for British culture and the great outdoors. They are currently working on a personalised Grand Tour experience. If you are interested in finding out more about private and guided tours, please contact them directly.
Bridge Hill House and Visit England Tours
Visit England Tours and Birdge Hill House are also developing a private tour called “Celebrating the Grand Tour”. They propose it will run for both advertised seasons of 2015 and 2016. The tour will consist of two tour days and three nights accommodation at Bridge Hill House our 5* guest house in Belper, Derbyshire. It will be marketed at small groups from between 2 to 6 people, couples or small parties, but not specifically at families. They will be treated as our personal guests at Bridge Hill House and will have a chauffeur guide for each tour day. Please contact them for more information.
Discover more of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
The Grand Tour is a perfect reason to visit the best of what the East Midlands has to offer. The vibrant cities of Nottingham and Derby and the stunning landscapes of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire invite you to explore and do more around your Grand Tour journey. For more information on how to find your way around the region please visit Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire’s websites.