From wildlife walks, relaxing boat tours and exhilarating cycle routes to retailers, boutiques and galleries, the Mercia Marina has something for everyone. Only 25 minutes away from the Lion Hotel, we most certainly think it’s worth the drive.
What to Do Whilst I’m There?
As we’ve touched on just now, the Mercia Marina truly caters for everybody. Jam packed full of restaurants, boutique retailers, cafes, wildlife and activities, you’ll have no problem filling your time. For those looking to get active in the beautiful landscapes of Derbyshire, walking guides and cycle routes can be taken advantage of. Not only that, but if you would prefer to kick back and relax, you can also enjoy a skippered cruise to Willington or Stenson courtesy of a canal boat.
If shopping is more your thing, Mercia Marina houses a variety of boutique retailers that sell anything from contemporary designer homeware to jewellery and art. You’ll also be able to find a hairdresser should you need to get ready for a fancy meal out. One of the main things that makes Mercia Marina so special is its wildlife. Dubbed a ‘wildlife wonderland’ by famous presenter David Bellamy, you can spot otters, butterflies, dragon and damsel, birds and much more in the award winning conservation park. You should also keep an eye on the website to spot upcoming events.
Food and Drink
During your walk or shopping spree, you may want to take a break for a bite to eat. If this is the case, Mercia Marina has quite the array of options. For a more traditional afternoon tea or lunch, you may be interested in the Willow Tree Tea Rooms, Boardwalk Bar & Dining or The Beetroot Tree Deli & Coffee House. For something a little different, you can also try the new restaurant, Lotus Indian Kitchen for street food, grills and curries.
Once you return from your big day out, you can also look forward to a hearty home cooked meal from our restaurant. Known locally for serving up delicious homemade cuisine and a friendly atmosphere, a meal at our restaurant in Derbyshire is not to be missed. With a wide array of options including pizzas fresh from our stonebaked oven, our team endeavour to give you the ultimate dining experience before you retire to your room for the night. Our menus can be found online, along with our online booking system.
Where to Find It?
Address: Mercia Marina, Findern Lane, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 6DW
Telephone: 01283 703332