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Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter

Sadler Gate in the Cathedral Quarter

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Visit Derby for a taste of friendly and cosmopolitan city life. Whether you're in search of a quality shopping experience, international cuisine...fascinating history and heritage, bustling nightlife or somewhere special to stay, this dynamic yet compact city fits the bill.

The prestigious Westfield Derby has put the city firmly on the country's retail map. The new centre is packed with over 150 stores including high street favourites, leading fashion brands and independent stores. For a more intimate shopping experience, meander amongst designer boutiques and exclusive shops along the cobbled streets of Sadler Gate and Iron Gate in the chic Cathedral Quarter.

When it comes to eating out, Derby offers you the world on a plate, thanks to award winning restaurants and more than 100 venues offering a varied selection of cuisine inspired by countries across the globe. The city has something to suit every taste and budget, from tapas to pasta, entrecote to enchiladas or a cup of fair trade cappucino from one of derby's chic bistros.

Entertainment in Derby is equally eclectic - ranging from shows and comedy at the Assembly Rooms to music and drama at the Guildhall Theatre. Visual arts and media will be well served at the state-of-the-art QUAD centre.

Film buffs can choose from three multi-screen cinema complexes, including Westfield Derby's Cinema de Lux.

Football fans can watch a match or take a tour at the magnificent Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County Football Club. Real ale fans can revel in two annual CAMRA festivals, three micro breweries and more than 120 real ale pubs. If ghosts are your thing, Derby's famous ghost walks, created by Most Haunted's Richard Felix, are here to scare the living daylights out of anyone brave enough!

It also pays to explore the wealth of historic buildings and museums in Derby - many of which offer free admission. Its elegant cathedral has a long association with the Dukes of Devonshire, including a monument to the famous Bess of Hardwick, and is now the unlikely home of a family of peregrine falcons. Derby Museum and Art Gallery houses the world's largest collection of paintings by the city's 18th centure master, Joseph Wright, while the world's first water-powered Silk Mill now houses Derby's Museum of Industry and History.

And if you decide to stay over, Derby has a wide choice of accommodation, from bed and breakfast, self catering and serviced apartments, to award winning four-star hotels. This makes Derby a great choice for a taste of friendly and cosmopolitan city life, and an ideal gateway to the countryside of the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Currency ExchangeDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

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Map reference: SK 353364  Lat: 52.92385 Long: -1.47637

As Derby is the UK's most central city, access couldn't be easier. Centrally based and accessible by the A6, A50, A52 and A38. 15 minutes from M1 junctions 24 or 25. Just 15 minutes drive from Nottingham East Midlands Airport and 50 minutes from Birmingham International.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Derby station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired