Unmissable tourist sites
Derby Travel guide
Derby : Michelin's recommendations
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
Prix Prices from : 23 £
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..
St Mary's Gate GB - Derby DE1 3JR
Prix Prices from : 40 £
The first designer boutique hotel in the area, the hotel is a tasteful conversion of the Old Police Station, which is supremely comfortable and elegantly sculpted into a bold, contemporary design. Set in the centre of Derby, Cathedral Quarter is po..
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 ..