Welcome to the Derby Guide - A tourist and local information guide to the City of Derby in Derbyshire including accommodation in Derby, Derby hotels, Derby business, attractions in Derby, local events, Derby people, recreation, sport, Derby university life and Derby photographs.
Derby is the UK's most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds - a great cultural base situated in the East Midlands on the edge of the Peak District National park.
Two of Derby's biggest employers are Rolls-Royce plc and Toyota. Other companies include Bombardier who manufacture railway rolling stock, Alstom who manufacture large power plant boilers and heat exchangers and Egg, the Internet and telephone bank. Derby was the home of Core Design, who developed the computer game Tomb Raider with its heroine Lara Croft.
Part of the newly opened inner ring road is named Lara Croft Way in recognition of this.Derby is twinned with Osnabruck in Germany. Derby County , also known as the Rams, is at present in the championship league and managed by Nigel Clough.
Derby is a cohesive multi-cultural city and it is a city where people quickly settle quickly into local communities. Derby has been twinned with and Osnabruck for over 30 years.
Derby is split into 17 wards with some wards containing several areas of the city. The newest area is Heatherton Village which certainly is not a village, but merely the name given to a development which was built in the 1990s, comprising of typical modern estate housing and shops. It is basically an extension of Littleover sharing many common facilities. Oakwood was built mainly in the 1980s and 1990s and is one of the largest new housing estates in Europe bordering the suburb of Chaddesden
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Westfield Centre in Derby
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Accommodation in Derby - Hotels in Derby
If you are looking for a cultural getaway, romantic short break, relaxing UK holiday or family day out then visit Derby and be inspired. Book a hotel in Derby and delve into the city's vibrant caf? culture, enjoy great galleries and museums, great theatres and great shopping making this destination lively and modern.Travel accessibility is easy with excellent road and rail networks , the railway station only a short from the City Centre and East Midlands Airport only 8 miles away.
So why not book yourself a short holiday, escape the pressures of everyday life and spend some time recharging your batteries in Derby. For the visitor, a wide range of accommodation is available in Derby, from 5 star hotels to excellent and friendly Guest Houses.
See Derby Accommodation for availability in Derby City Centre.
Attractions in Derby
Derby has much to attract the visitor with its excellent shopping facilities, the new Westfield Centre having been completed nearly a year ago and attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from both within and outside the county. The Cathedral Quarter is also a popular area with an upmarket mix of quality, independent niche retailers, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Derby has musuems, galleries and has a growing reputation on the national cultural scene. The Derby Art Gallery contains a brilliant collection of paintings by the Derby born Joseph Wright. The Derby Quad opposite Derby Council House has now opened and provides Derby with a building where audiences and users can participate and engage in a variety of art forms. The new cinema in the Westfield Centre opened in Summer 2008 and has
12 screens, providing 2,600 seats.
The Roundhouse historic building, originally used for steam engine repairs, has been restored for use by Derby College and opened to new students in september 2009. This once-derelict grade II listed has undergone a pioneering transformation and the impressive new buildings complement the character of the original premises.
Derby Arboretum was the first public recreational park in the country. Darley and Derwent parks are seperated by the River Derwent and home to much wildlife with Derby Rowing Club and Derwent Rowing Club located on the banks of the river here. A riverside walk and cycle path from Darley Park south through Derby River Gardens to two other parks. Markeaton Park is the venue for the city council's annual Guy Fawkes Night firework display and contains its own light railway. Other major parks in the city include Allestree Park, Darley Park, Chaddesden Park, Alvaston Park, Normanton Park and Osmaston Park. Derby Gaol is a visitor attraction based in the dungeons of the Derbyshire County Gaol which dates back to 1756.
Derby LIVE, the cultural arm of Derby City Council host varied events at the Derby Theatre, the Assembly Rooms and the Guildhall Theatre. Derby Fest? is a spectacular weekend street arts festival held every September. The Robert Ludlam Theatre is a 270 seat venue with a programme of entertainment including dance, drama, art, music, theatre in the round, comedy, films, family entertainment, rock and pop events, workshops and provides a home for many of Derbyshire's amateur production groups. Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company has received critical acclaim for its often innovative productions.
For more detailed information on attractions in Derby from parks to museums see Derby Attractions
Dates for the 2013 Calendar
Farmers Markets are held every third Thursday in each month throughout the year on the Market Place in Derby.
Derbyshire Open Arts 2013 - Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May 2013
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
For various events throughout Derby , Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park see the Events Calendar
See ArtsDerbyshire for Arts events and information in Derbyshire
For events at Derby Theatre, the Assembly Rooms and the Guildhall Theatre see www.derbylive.co.uk