Did you know Derby is the UK’s most central city? Its proximity to the Peak District is one of the best things about this historic city, as well as being full of classic English culture - stroll through the local Farmers’ Market, or catch a show at the Derby Assembly Rooms.

Going to Derby for a weekend or a break away? Learn more about booking a city break.

Exploring beyond Derby

If you’re travelling onward from our hotel in Derby, there are lots of things to see and do just a short drive from the city. How about:

  • Seeing Derby County FC play their biggest rivals, Nottingham Forest FC
  • Taking a trip to Birmingham to go shopping at the famous Bullring
  • Visiting the National Trust’s Calke Abbey
  • Having a day of adrenaline-fuelled fun at Alton Towers
  • Enjoying a hike or cycle ride through the Peak District National Park

For more ideas, make sure you chat with our front of house staff who will be happy to share their advice and recommendations.

Travelling to and from Derby

Derby is perfectly located for onward journeys to other major towns and cities across the UK. To help plan your adventures, here’s a snapshot of the journey times to popular destinations, from Jurys Inn Derby.

Nottingham: 25 minutes by car or 20 minutes by train

Leicester: 40 minutes by car or 20 minutes by train

Birmingham: 50 minutes by car or 35 minutes by train

Manchester: one hour 40 minutes by car or train, with one change at Sheffield station

London: two hours 30 minutes by car or one hour 30 minutes by train 

We look forward to welcoming you through the doors of our hotel in Derby very soon.

Staff Recommendations

Best Bar: Ye Olde Dolphin Inne on Queen Street is Derby's oldest pub, dating back to 1530.

Best Restaurant: Moonsha on Friary Street serves traditional Japanese food and is perfect for any size booking.

Best Shopping: Royal Crown Derby Porcelain on Osmaston Road has some of the best tableware, giftware and collectables in the UK.

Best Attraction: The popular Derby Ghost walks are led by informative and friendly guides. Not for the faint hearted!

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