Derby Things to Do

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  • 1. Museum & Art Gallery

    The Derby Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to spend an hour or two. It really gives you a wonderful overview of the history of the city and county of Derbyshire, as well as showcasing the...

  • 2. Cathedral

    It's difficult to talk about a "cathedral" at sight of this nice but small church, looking like a parish church, dominated by its XVIth century tower, but certainly it's a cathedral. In fact, it was...

  • 3. Architecture

    Like so many cities in the UK, Derby is not particularly attractive, the proximity to some stunning countryside is a major selling point though. Anyway, did spend sometime in the city, here are a few...

  • 4. Silk Mill Museum

    Located in Derby’s Museum of Industry and History you will find the Midland Railway Study Centre, the largest collection of Midland Railway information and memorabilia available. Here they have a mock...

  • 5. Rolls Royce

    Located in Derby’s Museum of Industry and History you will find an interesting display of aircraft and other engines from local manufacturers Rolls Royce. There are car engines, jet engines and models...

  • 6. Elvaston Castle - Daytrip

    As far as Peak District View is concerned, in the "places that need to be photographed"category, high on the list had to be Elvaston Castle. With the decision to sell the house and park off for...

  • 7. Wild Park - Daytrip

    when i phoned to enquire about availability i thought 'wow' i got to go and have a look-see. so frendly and helpful. answering all my questions. when i phoned up to book a quad bike experiance it was...

  • 8. Arboretum

    Quietly resting westwards from Derby Railway Station, in a not very appealing depressed neighbourhood after the enormous and ugly facilities of Derby Hospital you find at last this historically...

  • 9. Pickford's House

    41 Friar Gate. This one's the direction of one of the finest Georgian houses you'll be able to see at Britain -very few of these can be seen yet at its best-. Adquired by Derby City Council in 1982,...

  • 10. Hardwick Hall - Daytrip

    Hardwick Hall is one of the many National Trust sites to visit in Derbyshire. I thought it was one of the most interesting places I've visited since moving to England 5 years ago. It is really two old...

  • 11. Guildhall

    The building we see today was built by locally born Henry Duesbury in 1842. It wa a remodelling of a the former building in Greek revival style, which was destroyrd by fire in 1841. The vaulted...

  • 12. Market Place

    In the middle of The Market Place there is a statue of a woman holding a small baby in her arms. This statue has been dedicated to all those people who lost their lives during the World War II. During...

  • 13. Riverside Walks

    From Derby city centre you can walk in either direction along the bank of the river Derwent. One way goes up to the Derby County football stadium at Pride Park and the other direction taked you up yo...

  • 14. Beer - Real Ale

    Derby is a real ale drinkers paradise. Follow the link the CAMRA website below and download their latest city centre pub guide. Myself and my pal TrickyDicky visited three brew pubs, The Brunswick,...

  • 15. City History

    Alkmund or Ealhmund was the son of Alcred, king of Northumbria. Alcred was deposed by his rival Eardwulf in AD 774. Alkmund fled South to the kingdom of Mercia, but was murdered on the orders of...

  • 16. Crown Derby Porcelain Factory

    The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain factory makes fine bone china at its site in Osmaston Road in the south of the city behind the Derby Royal Infirmary. The present factory was established in 1878...

  • 17. Chatsworth House - Daytrip

    This is a treasure not to be missed. It's not far from Matlock and the grounds of this historic home are more than impressive. It's home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been in their...

  • 18. Old Dolphin Inn

    The Old Dolphin Inn, Derby, calims to be built on a foundation dating to 1530, The timber framed building itself having been known to date from 1618. The exterior timber was replaced in 1912, but the...

  • 19. Assembly Rooms

    The Derby Assembly Rooms is one of the premier entertainment centres in the county. Here you can often see live bands, shows and other attractions. The building was constructed in 1977 and won an...

  • 20. Council House

    Council House building is one of very impressive buildings in Derby city. Located next to Market Place on Corporation Street, this building is the offices for people who are working for a better...

  • 21. Stainsby Mill - Daytrip

    Stainsby Mill is right outside the entrance to Hardwick Hall (see for directions). It's a working mill and the National Trust people seem eager to explain all the workings of this tranquil watermill...

  • 22. War Memorial

    This memorial, including a sculpture by Arthur George Walker, can be found outside Derby's Guildhall. It was constructed in 1924 as a lasting memorial to those soldiers who lost their lives in the...

  • 23. Pride Park

    Pride Park is home to Derby County Football Club (The Rams). They are currently vying for a place in the premier league. Tours of the stadium are available to explore the ground, changing rooms,...

  • 24. Great Northern Railway Bridge

    This very ornamental, double cast iron bridge was made for the Great Northern Railway, by Derby firon ounder Andrew Handyside in 1876. The Borough's badge was cast into the spandrels, an...

  • 25. Ghost Walk

    They start from the tourist information centre in the Peters Gate by St Peters Church and you can have a guided walk of all the spooky goings on in Derby. Some of it is truely haunted (believe me I've...

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