Cheap Hotels Derby
What to see by foot: Derby
Derby Cathedral dates from the 18th century and boasts a stunning 64-metre
tower and classical nave. The interior is medieval and houses the world-famous
wrought iron screen, Bess of Hardwick's monument and much more.
Art lovers should visit the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The museum houses
a notable collection of fine porcelain, as well as paintings by the local artist
Joseph Wright. There are changing exhibits throughout the year as well.
The Derby Industrial Museum is located on the site of the world's oldest factories,
the Silk Mills, built by George Sorocold in 1702 and 1717. The foundations and
parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible. The museum showcases
the industrial heritage of Derby, with special emphasis on the development of
Rolls-Royce aero engines and the railway industry.
Derby is famous for its Royal Crown Derby, the lavishly decorated fine china
and tableware. The Royal Crown Derby is the city's oldest factory and there
is a museum tracing the history and heritage back to 1750. Factory tours are
available, as well as shopping at the factory store, which offers good discounts.
The Derby Arboretum was England's first public park, donated to the people
of Derby in 1840 by Joseph Strutt, a local mill owner. Its unique history has
been awarded recognition in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.
The Derby Heritage Centre is housed in an old Tudor grammar school. It offers
events, themed walks such as City Centre Spooks, Hangman's Friar Gate, and Haunted
Pub Crawls, plus exhibitions and tours. Enjoy some homemade cakes and refreshments
at the Tudor Tea Room.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Swallow Hotel Derby
Days Inn Derby South
Royal Stuart Hotel
Menzies Mickleover Court Hotel
Renaissance Derby/Nottingham Hotel
Makeney Hall Hotel
Days Inn Derby
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