Derby

The UK's most central city, Derby is a fantastic place to explore English culture and heritage.

  • Culture

    • Steeped in history, iconic Derby is home to some of the most impressive and well-preserved architecture outside of London, and a walking tour is the best way to take it all in.

    • Visit the awe-inspiring Cathedral, with its 212-foot, imposing tower.

    • Nearby, you can explore Bolsover Castle, explore the ruins of a medieval manor house, or survey the Peak District from a Norman Hilltop Castle.

    • Also in the heart of the city lies Derby Museum; a fascinating treasure trove of art and relics relating to Derby's history.

    • After exploring, relax in Markeaton Park; a 207-acre haven with a wealth of hidden historic features waiting to be explored. There's lots of activities to keep kids happy too, and a great cafe with great views of the park and its gardens.

  • Dining & Shopping

    • Shopaholics should pay a visit to the Cathedral Quarter.

    • Historic streets, with hidden entrances dotted throughout the area, are home to a wide variety of high street names and independent retailers, selling clothes, books, gifts and more.

    • If you're hungry, try the town centre's Jack Rabbits cafe and restaurant, serving local produce as well as highlighting the best in international cuisine, all at prices that won't break the bank.

  • Did you know?

    • JFK's sister, Kathleen Kennedy, is buried in Edensor churchyard.

    • The nearby town Buxton is the highest market town in England, standing 1000 feet above sea level.

    • Robin Hood's right hand man, Little John, is said to be buried in nearby Hathersage Church.


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