Sitting at the very heart of England, a stone’s throw from the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District, Derby’s carved out a reputation as an exciting city of culture. A quaint market town turned bustling metropolis at the turn of the industrial revolution, Derby is somewhere that’s never stood still. Today, its healthy student population injects a dose of energy and creativity to the city’s streets, and you’ll find more than enough quirky bars and boutique stores to see you through a long weekend. History buffs will feel at home exploring Derby’s mills and its cathedral, while the city’s intu centre is on standby if you need to scratch that shopaholic itch.
But don’t just take it from us. To get you straight to Derby’s biggest and best, we asked local bloggers and tourism experts to tell us their top picks. Here’s what our Derby Innsiders had to say.
Here are some of the lesser-known Derby attractions, tried and tested by travel bloggers: