Derby Feste is a spectacular weekend arts festival held every September


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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 Peak District National Park is only a few miles to the north and the National Forest is a short distance away to the south. It is also part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Corridor.

The city centre is compact, with excellent shopping and restaurant facilities. Many of the diverse selection of historic and modern public houses sell real ale and serve good home-cooked food. There is plenty of open space, wonderful parks and events to enjoy. Derby is rapidly establishing a reputation for outdoor entertainment both in the city centre and outside. Derbyshire County Cricket Club has put on several big-box office concerts over the last few years.

Visitors have been coming to Derby in increasing numbers in recent years and new hotels have opened to meet the demand. There is much of historic interest to see in the city. With its fine Cathedral the centrepiece of the award-winning Cathedral Quarter. Derby Museum and Art Gallery proudly display the paintings of Joseph Wright, the internationally famous artist born in Derby.