Drink in delightful Derby

Hop on the bus from University of Derby's leafy campus and you can be in the city in just 20 minutes, whose compact centre makes exploring easy. Shoppers should head for intu Derby, packed with favourite high street brands and over 40 eating and drinking options. History buffs will love Derby Cathedral, a Grade I listed church built in the sixteenth century, which houses fascinating alabaster work and effigies from the period.

Walk the Peaks

A short drive north of the University of Derby, the Peak District National Park is one of England's most popular destinations for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Start at the charming hamlet of Stanton in Peak, where you can enjoy a picturesque cycle to the charming village of Bakewell, with its cozy pubs and cheerful cafes. Serious climbers can take on Kinder Scout, rising to 636 metres. On a clear day you can see as far as Manchester and Snowdonia.

Explore the historic peaks

The Peak District National Park is known for its dramatic scenery - but it's also home to some of England's finest historic houses. Visit Haddon Hall, the historic seat of the Duke of Rutland, with its opulent Tudor Hall and pretty gardens. To the east of the park you'll find Chatsworth House, consistently voted one of the country's most popular historic houses. Take in the grand Elizabethan decorations, neoclassical sculptures and Old Master drawings.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near University of Derby? Travelodge Derby Cricket Ground Hotel is Near the centre, or Travelodge Derby Chaddesden Hotel offers great road links.