Originally a county before being granted city status in the late seventies, Derby has always been a place that aims higher and achieves greater than expected. Originally finding its footing in the industrial revolution, today Derby has transformed into a stunning, modern city. And it has done all this without ever losing its own special sense of history, culture and character.
In fact, the city’s fascinating past is something Derby wears with pride. This can be felt through the likes of the Derby Industrial Museum, which takes you on a journey through one of the most vital times in the city’s history, alongside Silk Mill, which is both a celebration and an education about Derby’s dazzling technological achievements and innovations. This sense of local pride and respect for the past, as well as a keen eye on the future, is one of the many reasons Derby is such a fascinating place to visit and indeed, call home.
There’s so much to see and do here that it can be hard to know where to start. It boasts many incredible restaurants and eateries, in addition to a sensational selection of pubs and clubs. If that wasn’t enough, maybe you’ll be tempted by its beautiful green belt areas, fantastic live venues and festivals, which give you plenty of chances to see your favourite performers and shows live on stage, thanks to venues like Derby Playhouse, QUAD, The Venue, The Voicebox and more.
Derby is also a terrific place to shop. Shopaholics will find a retail haven in areas like Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarters, as well as in its modern shopping centre, Intu Derby. Whatever you’re looking for – whether it be a store, an indulgent meal or some evening entertainment – Derby has plenty to offer and does so with a generous serving of local charm.
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