Derby has great appeal for visitors seeking tradition and pristine character. In the shadow of the ornate cathedral tower is a wonderful multicultural city with an abundance of entertainment, attractions, parks and shops. Derby is ideal for those looking for a short vacation, whatever their needs.
Places of interest:
Derby is a busy industrial city, home to the famous Royal Crown Derby porcelain. The Derby is located on the west bank of the River Derwent, near its meeting with the River Trent. Situated in the beautiful rolling Derbyshire countryside, it is an ideal base for touring the area and exploring the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park.
Derby Cathedral – Medieval Tower is the second tallest in England at 212 feet; It rings regularly and is the oldest of the ten bells in the world. James Gibbs designed the exquisite classic cymbal in gold and white in the early 18th century. Features include a wrought iron screen by Robert Bakewell, the elaborate Bess of Hardwicke monument, and St. Catherine’s Church.
Derby Museum and Art Gallery – The museum, which has an exhibition dedicated to the ceramic industry, also displays natural history, Egyptian mummies, and military history. In the City History section, you will see the Bonny Prince Charlie’s Room, with wood paneling taken from Exeter House, where the prince resided in 1745. The Art Gallery contains a collection on the work of local artist Joseph Wright.
Beckford House – One of the most impressive Georgian Derby houses, it was built in the 1770s by local designer Joseph Beckford. In the beautifully decorated rooms, you will find scenes from local Georgian life and historical fashion shows.
Derby Heritage Center – This attractive timber-framed building houses a wealth of local historical information, including photo and book displays.
Derby Industrial Museum – Housed in England’s first factory, an 18th century silk factory. Here you can learn about the history of the railways, coal mines, and Rolls-Royce air motors. There is also a wide variety of changing exhibits.
Things to do:
Derby is not just about offering all the activities associated with a big city, but also activities related to life in rural England. You can shop till you drop or enjoy the local countryside and historic sights. Tourist trails are available so you can make the most of any walking or cycling tour you want to take.
Shop at a traditional department store established in 1864, or at one of the High Street’s better-known names in the modern indoor mall, and explore the Victorian Market Hall and Colorful Artisan Market.
Eat at one of the specialty restaurants, cafes or cafes that Derby has to offer. Evening entertainment in the city can range from a visit to a movie theater or theater to live music at one of the many wine bars and clubs.