The city of Derby in Derbyshire County sits along the shores of the River Derwent and is famed for its museums, art galleries, sporting franchises and living museums. For football fans looking to cheer on the home team, the iPro Stadium is the home of the Derby County Football Club. Kids will thrill to the living museum at the Markeaton Park craft village and boating lake. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery host thousands of artifacts from history and an impressive collection of paintings from Joseph Wright. Architecture fans will enjoy the Gothic Derby Cathedral.

    Derby also houses several National Trust sites, including Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall and Kedleston Hall. At the Museum of Making at Derby Silk, visitors explore the history of industry in the region. The Derwent Valley Mills offer several museums spread among authentic historic mills. At places like Markeaton Park, Shipley Country Park and Darley Park, couples and families can just get away from the crowds and relax in green spaces with sports and leisure facilities.

    Where & what to eat in Derby

    • 10 Places Locals Love to Eat in Derby

      There are many places locals love to eat in Derby, which range from simple food stalls to converted pubs within UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In recent years, the dining scene has been transformed by the kind of talent and imagination that made this vibrant Midlands city’s fortunes in the first place. Many visitors ignore Derby in their hurry to reach...

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