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Welcome to Derby

Dynamic yet compact, Derby is the ideal destination for a taste of friendly and cosmopolitan city life.

With everything from designer and mainstream shopping and mouth-watering international cuisine to live entertainment and real ale pubs, it's a great place for a city break.

Shop 'til you drop at the Derbion shopping centre, packed with more than 150 stores, including High Street favourites and designer and independent brands. Or head for the chic Cathedral Quarter to browse in designer boutiques and exclusive shops.

Sample the world on a plate at everything from award-winning restaurants to bijou tea rooms and cafés. If you have a taste for real ale, slake your thirst at more than 120 real ale pubs, three microbreweries and two annual CAMRA beer festivals.

See live entertainment ranging from music and comedy to musicals and drama at Derby Theatre, or for contemporary visual arts, film and media, head for cutting edge Derby QUAD.

Experience the excitement of live football or take a tour at the impressive Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County Football Club, or scare yourself silly on one of Derby's famous ghost walks, created by Most Haunted's Richard Felix.

If you're keen on culture, Derby Cathedral is worth a look. Boasting a long association with the Dukes of Devonshire, it includes a magnificent monument to Bess of Hardwick, and is now the unlikely home of a family of peregrine falcons!

Nearby Derby Museum and Art Gallery houses the largest collection of paintings by the city's 18th century landscape and portrait master Joseph Wright; the Silk Mill is home to the new Museum of Making; while a short distance from the city centre you can pay a visit to Royal Crown Derby, renowned for its luxury fine bone china, manufactured solely in England.

In The Area


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Oaklands Country Lodges

Three beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges surrounded by an acre of peaceful landscaped grounds with a wildlife pond and fine…

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Markeaton Park

Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands

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Elvaston Castle Country Park

Elvaston Castle Country Park is truly magical and steeped in history. Its formal gardens and wider parkland still inspire and surprise today.

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Pickford's House Museum

A museum of Georgian life and historic costume built in 1769 - 70, displaying period room settings and costume exhibitions

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QUAD Cinema

Art Gallery QUAD is a gallery, cinema, cafe bar and workshop where there is always lots to see and do.

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Derby Arena

A 250m velodrome track and high-spec gym with indoor sports.

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Derby LIVE

Derby LIVE present LIVE performances, events and festivals at the Guildhall Theare, Derby Arena and outdoor spaces across the city.

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University of Derby

This site offers a number of fantastic facilities including; a general shop, a book shop, an on-site hairdresser and a really good choice of cafes…




Derbion has more than one million square feet of pure, sparkling new shopping heaven for us all to enjoy and has put the city firmly on the country's…

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Derby Sales and Information Centre

Located at the Guildhall Theatre, it is the ideal place to start your visit to Derby.

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Denby Pottery Village

Open all year round, Denby Pottery Village is next to the working Denby Pottery, set in a cobbled courtyard with award winning Home, Garden, Cookery…

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Cathedral Quarter BID

The Cathedral Quarter Individual, Diverse and Inspiring. Enjoy shopping in historic streets and boutique, quality shops with excellent customer…

Our Great Itineraries

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City Heritage, Culture and Cocktails!

Visit Derby, the UK’s most central city, with a rich history of creativity and making, a busy cultural calendar, a varied shopping offer and the…

Events in Derby

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Dog Lovers Festival

Dog Lovers Festival 2023 is the ultimate dog friendly festival set in the glorious Derbyshire Countryside.

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Bubbleicious Festival

The biggest FREE bubble festival in the UK. 2023 dates to be confirmed. Join us for a magical adventure creating family memories.

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The Darley Park Concert

Returning in 2023, join us for an evening of classical music and fireworks.

Villages nearby

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