Derby is a lively city with a rich historical heritage and lots of places to visit, including historical buildings, museums, theatres and beautiful countryside of the nearby Peak District. For entertainment, you could perhaps go to the Derby Guildhall Theatre to see a music concert, comedy or a musical, or Derby Theatre to see a drama or musical. You’ll find lots of restaurants in the city which include a range of international cuisines for different tastes, and the nightlife is lively, with lots of bars and clubs.
If you’re shopping in Derby, there’s a large choice including intu Derby Shopping Centre with a large selection of stores, and Derby Market Hall. There are a number of conference centres in the city, which include the iPro Stadium and the Derby Conference Centre, and East Midlands Airport serves the city for international air travel.
Derby Car Hire
Wherever you are in Derby, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Derby car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Derby, these are a few suggestions:
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
At this fascinating museum and gallery you can see many collections including archaeological artefacts, paintings, military items and porcelain. There are lots of paintings by the artist Joseph Wright of Derby, and you can learn about his prominent role in the Age of Enlightenment.
Pickford’s House Museum
You can visit this Grade I listed Georgian house, former home to Joseph Pickford, and see interesting collections which include 18th and 19th century costumes and the toy theatre, and the house is furnished and decorated in the early 19th century style. You can view the rooms, which include the bedrooms and kitchen with reproductions of the cooking equipment that would have been used.
This is a superb 18th century building where you can come to admire the splendid Neo-Classical architecture. The interior is beautiful and was designed by Robert Adam, and visitors can view the impressive rooms and features including the Saloon, Hall, elegant furniture, paintings and sculptures, and see the lovely grounds and gardens.
This is a splendid building to visit, built mostly in the 18th century with Gothic and Neo-Classical styles, and you can admire its features which include its tall tower, impressive decorative iron screen, stained glass windows and attractive organ.
You can visit this early 18th century Grade I listed house, built in Baroque style on the site of a 12th century priory. Visitors can view the rooms, learn about the interesting history of the house and see the paintings and furniture, including the impressive bed, along with some unusual items. Parts of the house have intentionally been left in a deteriorated condition so visitors can see how the house was when it was given to the National Trust. You can enjoy the grounds and landscaped park around the house, with the Chapel, Gatehouses and attractive gardens.
This park is a lovely place to come to enjoy peace and tranquility in the attractive surroundings of trees, plants, sculptures and a nature reserve. There are also lots of features in the park including a playground and summer water play area for children, sports facilities, fountain, bowling green and cafe.
Derby Ghost Walk
For an unusual experience, you can book a spooky and fascinating Ghost Walk in the city. You’ll have a guided walk around some of the most haunted places in the City, with lots of ghostly stories along the way, and the tour includes a late supper.
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