Things to see and do - Derby
Unmissable tourist sites
Derby Travel guide
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The Roman Derventio was set on the opposite bank of the Derwent to Derby, one of the five Danelaw towns (with Leicester, Lincoln, Nottingham and Stamford). The city was the most southerly point reached by Bonnie Prince Charlie's army before its retreat to Culloden (1746). Ten years later, William Duesbury founded Derby's porcelain industry, excelling in tableware and neo-Classical figurines. Today, Derby is the home of Rolls-Royce.
Tourist attractions Derby : Things to see and do
The Strand GB - Derby DE1 1BS
Derby Museum and Art Gallery is home to two superb collections. The China Gallery contains the largest collection of Derby porcelain , with nearly 3 000 pieces, illustrating the various periods of manufacture. The Wright Gallery displays some of t..
32 Full Street GB - Derby DE1 3AF
A collection of steam engines, Rolls-Royce aero engines and cast-iron goods represent traditional local industries. The museum is located in a silk mill whose bell and barn are all that remain of the original building dating from 1718, which claims t..
Queen Street GB - Derby DE1 3DT
A remarkable fusion of three styles: early 16C (Great Tower), early 18C (the nave designed by James Gibbs) and late 20C, the rear chancel. Inside, classical simplicity forms a contrast with Bakewell's magnificent screen and wrought-iron grills an..
Macklin Street GB - Derby DE1 1LF
In Derby city centre, this traditional hotel features a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Metro Inns Derby is just a mile from Derby Railway Station. The bright and airy bedrooms are simply furnished, and each has a private modern b..
King Street GB - Derby DE1 3DB
In the centre of the trendy Cathedral Quarter, Jurys Inn Derby is a short walk from the main city centre attractions. The hotel features a stylish bar, modern restaurant and convenient coffee shop, as well as a mini-gym. The elegant, spacious rooms ..
Morledge GB - Derby DE1 2AY
Right in the heart of Derby city centre, the recently opened Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights has an Italian-inspired restaurant with picturesque views, a bar and a fitness centre. Guests can relax in the Stresa Bar and Lounge, which is open 24/7, and ..
Herald Way, Pegasus Business Pk GB - Castle Donington DE74 2TZ
Darley Abbey Mill GB - Darley Abbey DE22 1DZ
Popular weir-side restaurant, located in the former canteen of a 19C silk mill. Attractive drinks terrace, modern bar-lounge and traditional dining room. Great value lunches and more ambitious modern European dishes in the evening.
44-46 Main St GB - Breedon on the Hill DE73 8AN
Large, highly characterful, whitewashed pub with a pleasant terrace and numerous interlinking rooms featuring cosy fires and intimate corners. Blackboard menus display robust, classical dishes of flavoursome, seasonal produce.
16 St. Marys Gate GB - Derby DE1 3JR