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DISCOVER DERBYSHIRE AND THE PEAK DISTRICT
This independent guide provides a
wide range of features with heritage trails and
detailed countryside walks, through some of the most scenically
attractive countryside in the UK. Click the link below to go to the
An independent profile of a city surrounded by beautiful
countryside, situated at the heart of Britain.
A city of considerable character, surrounded by attractive
countryside. With the Peak District National Park, the second
most visited National Park in the world, only a few miles to the
north and the National Forest a short distance away to the
Located near the centre of the
country, Derby has excellent communications and is well served by road, rail
and air. The city lies at the junction of the main A6, A38 and
A52 roads and junction 25 of the M1 is 15 minutes drive
away. East Midlands
Airport is an easy 12 miles drive to the south east of Derby.
Many new visitors are being
attracted to Derby following the opening of the massive
Westfield Retail Centre.
has a remarkably well-preserved stock of buildings,
including many from the 18th century as well as from
the previous century. Many have important historical
associations, and several are outstanding..."
heritage trails round the city centre and another six
visiting the suburbs of
Spondon, together with a large number of
combine to give you a real taste of city life. Six popular
country walks enable you to enjoy the beautiful
countryside round Derby.
so much to see and do round Derby - don't miss out!
Although a city,
Derby still has the feel of a large market town and with plenty of open
space, wonderful parks and the River Derwent running north to south through
the city, it has been described as a 'city in the countryside'. A selection
of walks and events are organised annually to help you
to enjoy Derby's abundant wildlife.
Derby Wildlife Walks
Choose a themed ghost walk and enjoy tales of
intrigue and a few surprises en-route. If you really
want to to be involved try a night vigil at Derby Gaol.
Derby Ghost Walks
There are over 200
acres of parks and gardens to enjoy in Derby. The Arboretum,
England's first public park has been recently restored.
Derby Museum and
Art Gallery holds the world's largest collection of paintings by
Joseph Wright. Derby's Museum of Industry and History is now a
World Heritage Site. Pickford's House Museum portrays life as it
was lived about 200 years ago.
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Derby is a great place for
shopping. The centre is compact and pedestrian-friendly, there are a
wide range of shops, from well known high street names to specialist
Markets are held at the Eagle
Centre and in the Market Hall from Monday to Saturday. Allenton Market
operates on Fridays and Saturdays with a Flea/Craft Market on Tuesdays.
Farmers' Markets are held on the third Thursday of the month. Cattle Market Car Boot Sales
take place every Sunday.
The Assembly Rooms has non-stop
programme of concerts, shows and events. Shows and concerts are held at
the Guildhall. Derby Playhouse Numerous pubs and clubs also offer live
The Metro Cinema now re-named
and sited at the Quad,
offers a culturally driven schedule of films. The Odeon and Showcase
Multiplex cinemas, both operate on the outskirts of the city centre. A
further Showcase cinema was opened at Westfield, in 2008.
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
The Silk Mill – Derby’s Museum of
Industry and History - was the first factory in England where all the
processes were carried out under one roof and utilising one source of
power and is now a World Heritage site. It has been converted into a
CITY CENTRE PUBS
Test your knowledge on Derby Pubs by having a go at the Pub Challenge,
before viewing the profiles of 25 city centre pubs.
INFORMATION AND ACCOMMODATION
well as booking accommodation at Tourist Information Centres, you
can book tickets for local theatres, festivals and events. Pick up
leaflets, guidebooks, souvenirs and travel information. Find out
about activities in the area and check the What's On Guide.
more information contact Derby's award winning
Tourist Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH
Telephone: 01332 255802
Minicom: 01332 255803