Cheap Derby Hotels
What to see by car: Derby
Pickford's House, just outside the city centre, is a museum set in a 1770 grade
II listed Georgian townhouse and shows how families used to live during the
Georgian era. The house is named after its designer and original occupier, the
local architect Joseph Pickford. There is also a costume and toy theatre collection
and a pretty garden.
The National Trust owned Kedleston Hall was built by the architect Robert Adams
and is just breathtaking. The interior of Kedleston Hall is beautiful and contains
a range of interesting artwork in the form of both paintings and sculptures.
There is also an 800-acre parkland to be explored.
Donington Grand Prix Collection, just 10 minutes outside the city centre, has
the largest collection of Grand Prix Racing Cars in the world. Over 130 exhibits
portray the history of motor sports from the early 1900s to the present day.
The Collection includes the largest public displays of McLaren and Williams
cars and the biggest collection of drivers' helmets in the world.
Five miles south east of Derby lies Elvaston Castle and Country Park. The present
building, designed by James Wyatt, was built about 1817 for the third Earl of
Harrington. Although the building itself is beautiful, the Victorian gardens,
famous for their long avenues, serpentine lake, Moorish temple and the Golden
Gates from a French royal palace, make a visit here really worthwhile.
Chatsworth House, about 50 minutes drive from Derby, was built to be seen and
is the home of the present Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Completed in the
middle of the 16th century, the building, with its meticulously decorated interior
full of outstanding works of art, is just breathtaking. The gardens are equally
Every Thursday Chesterfield has perhaps the largest flea market in the country,
full of antiques, memorabilia and bargains spread out on stalls in the shadow
of the town's famous 228 foot Crooked Spire -said to have been spun by the Devil
Derby lies of the edge of the 555 square mile Peak District National Park. Hikers
can begin the 250-mile Pennine Way walk that goes all the way to the Scottish
border, while seasoned climbers can attempt the Kinder Scout, England's highest
plateau at 2,088 feet.
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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