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.