Historic City Trails

Historic City Trails
Looking up Iron Gate

Beautiful Walks

Stenson Lock

Attractions to Visit

Derby Cathedral

Parks to Explore

Markeaton Lake
Pubs to enjoy
Old Silk Mill public house
Villages to Discover
St James' Church, Swarkestone
Suburbs to Visit
Mickleover Community Centre
Latest Site News
Pickford's House Museum


Derby is a city of considerable character, yet still has the feel of a large market town. Located near the centre of the country it is well served by road, rail and air. The mainline railway station is a few minutes walk away from the city centre. Junction 25 of the M1 motorway is less than 15 minutes away. East Midlands Airport is an easy 12-mile drive to the city. Derby has a wide selection of accommodation, entertainment and festivities.

The city centre is compact, with excellent shopping and restaurant facilities. Many of the diverse selection of historic and new public houses sell real ale and serve good home-cooked food. There is plenty of open space, wonderful parks and attractions within easy reach.

Derby is also part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site. The Peak District National Park is only a few miles to the north and the National Forest a short distance away to the south. Surrounded by attractive countryside, historic houses, lovely towns and villages, Derby is a place not to be missed.

Elvaston Castle
Kedleston Hall
Guildhall, Market Place


“Derby has a remarkably well-preserved stock of buildings, including many from the 18th century as well as from the previous century. Many have important historical associations, and several are outstanding…”

Derby Civic Society-2004.

Darley Abbey Mills, World Heritage Site
Historic Railway Terrace Cottages