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.
8 - 10 June
Party hard with Guns and Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and dozens more metal-friendly acts at Download Festival.
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town!
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!