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.
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!
Enjoy all that Derby has to offer in the arts with QUAD. This is the go-to venue for Derby arts with a Cinema, Gallery, Café Bar and Workshop open seven days a week. Quad is just down the road from Derby Museum and Art gallery and just a 5 minute walk from Jurys Inn!
Derby County F.C
Derby County F.C. does well in the Championship and fans from out of town will be delighted to know Derby Football club is only a 4 minute drive from the Jurys hotel, making it a convenient place to stay post-match.
University of Derby
Grand, beautiful and bursting with history, Chatsworth House is a fantastic day out for all. Located about 50 minutes’ drive outside Derby city centre, this incredible stately home has over 30 rooms to explore with an impressive and ‘significant art collection’ to boot. The grounds are extensive with 105 acres and plenty to discover with sculptures, an ‘Emperor’ fountain, and a huge maze to immerse in. For those travelling with kids, there is also an adventure playground, just in case further excitement is required!
The house is open 11am-5.30pm every day, however admission is a little pricey at £40 for adults and children.
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. Today, The Arboretum offers a range of facilities: a Café, a community building, a children’s play area, water play area and sports facilities. The park also features a nature reserve, sculptures, tree trail, and historic buildings, offering the perfect day out with kids, especially in summer.
The Arboretum is a leisurely 25-minute walk from Jurys Inn Derby.
This popular theme park is just a 40 minute drive from Derby and offers a day filled with exciting rides, a fantastic water park, live shows, garden and an Ice Age 4D experience. From family fun to group holidays, Alton Towers has something for everyone. On-the-day tickets cost around £51.60 for an adult and £45.60 for children with discounted rates available.
Blue Bell Arboretum & Nursery
Enjoy a jaunt around the beautiful woodland gardens filled with a plethora of rare and unusual plants. With nine acres of woodland garden to explore, this is a great outdoor activity for enjoying the wonders of nature. Blue Bell Arboretum & Nursery is open to the public Monday – Saturday year round with a £5 admission charge for adults. The nursery is a short 30 minute drive from Derby city centre.
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Spend a day exploring Derby’s history, culture and natural environment, including both this exciting city and the wider Derbyshire county. Whether popping in for a quick browse or keeping the littluns entertained, the Derby Museum and Art Gallery has plenty of displays, exciting events, and workshops to get involved with. The museum is free and open 10am to 5pm Tuesdays- Saturday, 12-4pm Sundays.
The Silk Mill
Enjoy an afternoon learning about Derby’s rich heritage at The Silk Mill Museum. The building sits on one of the world’s first factory sites and is the ‘gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site’. The museum offers displays on local industries, ‘celebrating the makers of the past’, and ‘empower makers of the future’ with a range of learning programmes and activities. The Silk Mill Museum is under a five minute walk from our hotel, but take a look at opening times as they are tailored to different days.
This beautiful cathedral is a fantastic Derby gem city with a grand exterior and majestic interior. With a fascinating history dating back to the tenth century, Derby Cathedral houses an interesting selection of historical monuments and flourishing contemporary life, offering visitors a unique cathedral experience.
Derby Cathedral is open 7 days a week opening roughly 9am-6pm most days, and is located just down the road from our hotel.