Derby's green spaces
Royal Derby Hospital is only a 20 minute bus journey from the city centre, and is within easy reach of some of Derby's fine green spaces. To the north, Markeaton Park contains a delightful craft village. Just out of town, National Trust Kedleston Park is a stunning manor house surrounded by parkland - head north of the lake for the best dog-walking spots. Darley Park, Near to the city centre, is bisected by the winding River Derwent, making it perfect for a waterside picnic.
Derby's history and heritage
Once an important industrial centre, Derby boasts a fascinating history. Grade I listed Derby Cathedral, built in the 16th century, is home to beautiful alabaster sculptures from the English renaissance period. To the north, Derwent Valley Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, preserves the region's historical importance as a cradle for industry. Derby Museum and Art Gallery contains thought-provoking exhibitions on local history. Don't miss the iconic ram statue in the city centre, subject of a famous folk tale and a symbol of Derby.
Walk the Peaks
A short drive north of Derby sits one of England's best-loved national parks: the Peak District. It's a magnet for walkers, especially Kinder Scout, rising to 636 metres and offering views as far as Manchester and Snowdonia. History buffs can enjoy Chatsworth House, with its fine collections of paintings.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Royal Derby Hospital? Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground Hotel is in the centre, or Travelodge Derby Pride Park Hotel is close to the football ground.