Allestree, a pleasant residential suburb on the northern periphery of
Derby, has its own shopping centre at Park Farm and is the home of Derby
University. It is almost surrounded by agricultural land and attractive
Markeaton Park is to the south, Allestree Park on the north and
Darley Abbey Park on the eastern side; only a short distance away to the
southwest, set in beautiful parkland of its own, is Kedleston Hall.