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BEST WESTERN Appleby Park Hotel

J11 M42, A444 Atherstone Road, Appleby Magna, Nr Tamworth, Leicestershire, DE12 7AP

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (100 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Appleby Park Hotel, Nr Tamworth

Bloodstock Open-Air Metal Festival

Bloodstock Open-Air Metal Festival is a must for metal heads. The number-one UK heavy rock event presents a host of international metal bands outdoors at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Donington Park

Set in the heart of the East Midlands, Donington Park is one of Britain's most popular racing circuits. It hosts several exhibitions and events throughout the year, but is best-known for being the home of the British Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Available : Daily

Download Festival

The Download Festival at Donington Park features more heavy metal bands than you can shake a studded wristband at. The festival campsite is open from midday on Wednesday and there are campsite lockers available for your valuables.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Sutton Park

Sutton Park is Birmingham's largest park, covering 2400 acres consisting of woodland, heathland and wetland. Just 10km (6 miles) from the city centre, it's a perfect place to get away from the urban sprawl and tune into nature.

Available : Daily

Race For Life

The Imperial Cancer Research Fund's Race For Life is held over two days and incorporates a series of walks and runs for women. Starting at the city's Western Park, it's one of 100 events taking place all over the country.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust houses more than 100 vehicles from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Collection, with around 30-35 on display at any one time. Many of the collection are original, just as they left the factory, and fully operational.

Available : Daily; not Sat

Royal Crown Derby

The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company, located on a 4.5-acre site in the city, has an international reputation for producing quality decorated bone china and gifts. A Visitor Centre and factory provide an insight into the traditions, history and the skills that go into making the china.

Available : Daily

Jewry Wall Museum

Leicester's Jewry Wall Museum houses archaeological collections dating from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages. The Jewry Wall itself sits in the museum's grounds and is the second-largest piece of surviving Roman building in the UK.

Available : Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

Are you looking for some inspiration? The Times presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show at the NEC Birmingham. Globetrotters can meet writers, explorers and travel experts to find out about everything from Amazonian adventures to Caribbean cruises.

Available : Mar 2012 (annual)

Spring Memorabilia Show

Birmingham NEC's Spring Memorabilia Show is a haven for collectors. Thousands of collectable TV, film, comic and sports items are up for grabs, and celebrities are in attendance to sign your treasures. This time round it's Britt Ekland.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Miniatura - International Dolls' House Show

Committed collectors, hobbyists and children love the Birmingham NEC's Miniatura - International Dolls' House Show exhibition. Tiny houses, perfect little shops and incredibly detailed pubs and schools are all available to buy alongside all manner of furnishings.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Supreme Cat Show

The UK's most attractive felines give new meaning to the word catwalk as they battle it out during the Supreme Cat Show at Birmingham's NEC. Owners can shop, join clubs, and get advice from breeders and exhibitors.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Grand Designs Live

It may be slightly harder to keep up with the Joneses since the credit crunch took hold, but Grand Designs Live promises homeowners a solution. Pick up tips and inspiration to improve your home at Birmingham's NEC.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)


BPM has quickly become one of Europe's biggest events dedicated to DJing. Housed in Birmingham's NEC, it brings together DJs, producers and promoters for a weekend dedicated to the best of dance.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

British Ski and Board Show

The British Ski & Board Show at Birmingham NEC attracts outdoor sports enthusiasts from across the country to try out the ski ramps, quarter pipe and ice rink. Enjoy talks by pros and shop for all the latest gear.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Winter Memorabilia Show

Birmingham NEC's Winter Memorabilia Show is a haven for collectors and the nostalgic. With collectable TV, film, comic, music and sports items up for grabs - and celebrities signing your treasures - it offers a weekend trip down memory lane.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)


DIVE at the NEC in Birmingham gives experienced and wannabe divers the chance to see what's hot, what's new and where to go for the best diving in the coming season. You'll find hundreds of exhibitors taking part this year.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

BBC Summer Good Food Show

The rise of celebrity chefs has led to a number of major exhibitions exploring the best in food and drink. Here at Birmingham's NEC, the BBC Summer Good Food Show is the only one that dedicates itself to summer gastronomy.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Crafts for Christmas

Recreate the childhood magic of the festive season at Crafts for Christmas in Birmingham's NEC. Featuring over 200 talented artists and craftspeople, it offers both modern and traditional gifts and crafts, as well as all the festive inspiration you can handle.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The Baby Show

Are the joys of parenthood looming? Faced with them already? Either way, don't miss The Baby Show at Birmingham's NEC - a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about looking after your little darling. Ear-plugs might be required.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Classic Motor Show

Birmingham's NEC Arena hosts a top event for all motor vehicle enthusiasts. The Classic Motor Show presents a huge line-up of vintage, Edwardian, veteran, classic, prestige and rare vehicles.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Cake International - The Sugarcraft & Cake Decoration Show

Brush up on your cake-making and decorating skills at the NEC's Cake International - The Sugarcraft & Cake Decoration Show. Suppliers offer cutters, moulds, boards, books, stencils, ribbons and more - ideal for both expert sugarcraft artists and beginners.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)


Crufts is probably the greatest dog show on earth. More than 28,000 top pedigree canines compete at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre. A celebration of the relationship between dogs and their owners, the programme again showcases the diverse roles dogs play in society.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Horse of the Year Show

The Horse of the Year Show is Britain's largest indoor equestrian event. Held at Birmingham's NEC, it includes more than 120 hours of competition and entertainmentincluding show jumping and showing classes, packed into five exciting days.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Antiques for Everyone

The past has never been so popular, and antiques are big business, as the three-times-a-year Antiques for Everyone fair at Birmingham's NEC proves. Up to 30,000 visitors attend each time in the hope of snapping up a bargain.

Available : Apr 2013 (various dates)

BBC Good Food Show

If you have a passion for food, you'll be in gourmet heaven when you discover the vast range of foodstuffs at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham's NEC. Each year the event offers both food advice and entertainment.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

BBC Gardeners' World Live

BBC Gardeners' World Live returns to the NEC with displays of plants, inspirational show gardens by Britain's leading designers and top TV celebrity entertainment. Highlights include the Floristry Masterclass, which should ensure that anyone can create a beautiful bouquet.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The National Wedding Show

From choosing the venue to where to take a honeymoon, there's a lot to think about when planning one of the most important days of your life. Before you freak out, head to The National Wedding Show at Birmingham's NEC.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Clothes Show Live

The world's largest consumer fashion and beauty event hits Birmingham's NEC for a style extravaganza. The Clothes Show Live creates a heady mix of models, celebs, DJs and top British fashion brands, plus an irresistible opportunity to try and buy.

Available : Dec 2013 (annual)

Motorcycle Live

The Motorcycle Live show at the Birmingham NEC offers an incredible selection of bikes, accessories and components. Highlights include a live-action stage show featuring dramatic stunts and the unveiling of some of this year's most advanced machines.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

The Guildhall

Leicester's 14th-century Guildhall is one of the oldest buildings in the city still in use and one of the best-preserved timber-framed halls in England. Today it serves as a performance venue and a distinctive local landmark.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

National Space Centre

The UK's largest space attraction, the National Space Centre in Leicester combines informative exhibitions with thrilling interactive displays.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Pride Park Stadium

Take a guided tour and discover what goes on behind the scenes at the Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County Football Club.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Leicestershire Foxes

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Leicestershire Foxes play their home games at the County Ground in Leicester.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Darbar South Asian Music Festival

Leicester's Darbar South Asian Music Festival, held at Curve, brings together renowned musicians. The programme ranges from the traditional to contemporary eclectic, bringing the sound of the sub-continent to the Midlands.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Derwent Valley Heritage Way

For those that like the outdoor life, the Derwent Valley Heritage Way offers the chance to explore a 55-mile stretch of Derbyshire through fields and along woodland paths and tracks.

Available : Daily

Darley Park Concert

Derby's Darley Park attracts people in their thousands for this classical concert, armed with blankets, picnic hampers and candles. Past events have included a community parade, Spitfire displays and a programme of musical crowd-pleasers. The evening closes with a fireworks display.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

The Big Fun Run

Derby gets active as The Big Fun Run comes to Darley Park. The 5km organised annual run invites people of all ages to take part, in the name of whatever charity they want to support and, hopefully, to have some fun.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Pickford's House Museum

Visitors can learn about domestic life for a late Georgian professional man at Pickford's House in Derby, a Grade Ilisted building that has been renovated and recreated to its former style.

Available : Daily

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is a ritual dance that begins at St Nicholas Church and visits surrounding villages. Six men carrying reindeer horns are accompanied by a hobby horse, a fool, a Robin Hood figure and a Maid Marion.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Appleby Park Hotel
J11 M42, A444 Atherstone Road
Appleby Magna
Nr Tamworth
DE12 7AP

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08443 876084

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01530 279500

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