Things to see and do - Derby
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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
nr Quarndon GB - Derby DE22 5JH
A number of architects, all of whom worked in the neo-Classical style, contributed to Curzon's family seat, starting with Matthew Brettingham who designed the Palladian mansion, James Paine who built the north front and Robert Adam who added the sout..
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 the b..
194 rd. Osmaston GB - Derby DE23 8JZ
The new works, founded in 1847, house a collection of Derby porcelain, dating from 1756 to the present day. George III accorded the factory his patronage in 1773 and the Royal Crown Derby title was bestowed by Queen Victoria in 1890. In the Raven Roo..
Riverside Walk GB - Derby DE1 2BB
Situated on Riverside Walk, overlooking the River Derwent, Hampton by Hilton Derby City Centre offers spacious rooms with free internet access. There is also a snack bar and fitness centre. With stylish decor and modern art, the bedrooms at Hampton ..
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 ..
St Mary's Gate GB - Derby DE1 3JR
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 ..
16 St. Marys Gate GB - Derby DE1 3JR
Darley Abbey Mill GB - Darley Abbey DE22 1DZ
Popular weir-side restaurant, located in the old canteen of a 19C silk mill. Start with drinks in the modern bar-lounge or on the attractive terrace. Good value lunches are followed by more ambitious European dishes in the evening.
Herald Way, Pegasus Business Pk GB - Castle Donington DE74 2TZ
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.
9-11 Bold Ln GB - Derby DE1 3NT
It's all in the name: the main concept is Spanish, with plenty of tapas dishes and Spanish classics, but there's also a more global feel, courtesy of Mediterranean-style décor and some dishes with Asian origins. The imported hams are a must-try, and ..