The city of Derby in Derbyshire County sits along the shores of the River Derwent and is famed for its museums, art galleries, sporting franchises and living museums. For football fans looking to cheer on the home team, the iPro Stadium is the home of the Derby County Football Club. Kids will thrill to the living museum at the Markeaton Park craft village and boating lake. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery host thousands of artefacts from history and an impressive collection of paintings from Joseph Wright. Architecture fans will enjoy the Gothic Derby Cathedral.

Derby also houses several National Trust sites, including Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. At the Museum of Making at Derby Silk, visitors explore the history of industry in the region. The Derwent Valley Mills offer several museums spread among authentic historic mills. At places like Markeaton Park, Shipley Country Park and Darley Park, couples and families can just get away from the crowds and relax in green spaces with sports and leisure facilities.

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  • 10 Best Things to Do in Derby

    Travellers looking for things to do in Derby have plenty of exciting options to explore. As the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Britain, the working-class city still retains many of its original factories and mills today. But it’s not all about the industrial past, for modern-day Derby is awash with leafy parks, intriguing museums, and bustling markets. Throw in a...

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  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Derby

    Some of the best places to go shopping in Derby include modern air-conditioned shopping malls and outdoor street markets. Like many cities around the world, you’ll find a mix of high-street chain stores and independent retailers selling unique products. Cathedral Quarter and the car-free streets of St Peter’s Quarter are pleasant places to shop in Derby. You can browse fresh produce...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Derby

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Derby

    Derby can be just as fun after sunset as it is during the day. After dinner, you can expect the night to be just getting started in this city on the banks of the River Derwent. While it may lack the glamour of bigger British cities, a large student population gives Derby an eclectic nightlife scene. Whether you’re travelling solo...

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