Best Bar: Ye Olde Dolphin Inn (5 Queen Street, Derby) is Derby's oldest pub, dating back to 1530.
Best Restaurant: Moonsha (4 Friary Street,Derby) serves traditional Japanese food and is perfect for any size booking.
Best Shopping: Royal Crown Derby Porcelain (194 Osmaston Road, Derby) has some of the best tableware, giftware and collectables in the UK.
With a fascinating history dating back to the tenth century, housing historical monuments and flourishing contemporary life, Derby Cathedral offers a unique visitor experience.
The Derby Museum and Art Gallery houses collections and displays relating to the history, culture and natural environment of Derby and its region.
Part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site this is Derby's Museum of Industry and History is on the site of one of the first factories in this country, the Silk Mill completed around 1723. It contains displays on local industries, including railways and Rolls-Royce aero engines.
Commissioned and donated by Joseph Strutt for the benefit of citizens of Derby in 1840, The Arboretum was the first specially designed urban park in Britain. The intention was a botanical tree garden for instruction as well as leisure.
Lovely nine acre woodland garden open to the public all year round - BlueBellNursery.com
QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film; a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar and Workshop open seven days a week.