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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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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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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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Derby Arboretum

Derby Arboretum is famous for being Britain's first public park. Situated just outside the city it's picturesque oasis with a fine collection of…

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Calke Abbey

Poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, Calke Abbey is unlike other great country estates.

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Derby Cathedral

With its story going back to the tenth century, fascinating historical monuments and thriving contemporary life, Derby Cathedral offers a unique…

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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…

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Croots Farm Shop & Cafe

We are proud to offer a range of the finest home produced foods, with an inhouse butchery and bakery as well as our very popular cafe and shop.

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Activities at Elvaston Castle Country Park

A truly magical park near Derby, steeped in history.

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Museum of Making

Celebrating the area’s rich history of innovation, the Museum of Making in the Derby Silk Mill.

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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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University of Derby - Multifaith Centre

The Centre is open to all staff and students of the University and the wider community.

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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