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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
Kedleston Road 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 Osmaston Road 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..
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. Free WiFi is available throug..
Midland Road GB - Derby DE1 2SQ
Prix Prices from : 38 £
Directly opposite Derby Railway Station, Hallmark Hotel Derby offers luxury bedrooms and an innovative Brasserie restaurant. Set in a historical building and secluded gardens, the hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. The 4-star bedrooms at Hall..
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 pos..
Main St GB - DE73 8AN Breedon on the Hill
Enter through the rear courtyard, past the antique shop, farm shop and chocolatier. It's more dining pub than village local but it has plenty of character courtesy of its quarry-tiled bar and cosy beamed rooms. Cooking is classical.
9-11Bold Ln GB - DE1 3NT Derby
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 ..
Darley Abbey Mill GB - DE22 1DZ Derby Abbey
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.
16 St. Mary's Gate GB - DE1 3JR Derby
Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park GB - DE74 2TZ Castle Donington