Derby boasts some excellent attractions for all the family, including wonderful open spaces and parks where kids can roam, run and let off steam. But it’s just as good a base for small groups of friends who love culture. The city itself has a charming feel and a number of lovely historic buildings, including Derby Cathedral with its famous tower. Hotels in Derby are ideal for those looking to combine the best of the vibrant city centre with the attractions of the surrounding countryside.
Cheap hotels in Derby
Choose Travelodge Derby Pride Park if you fancy being close to all the city’s attractions, including the Derby Theatre, the Museum and Art Gallery, and the excellent visitor centre. Opt instead for the Travelodge Derby Chaddesden if you’d like a cheap hotel and want to be based outside the city. It’s still close to some of the area’s interesting places, including the Royal Crown Porcelain Company, Calke Abbey and even Alton Towers which is within reach if you have a car.
Things to do near Derby
Derby Cathedral boasts an impressive 212ft tower, which is believed to date back to the year 1510. It’s a fine example of Gothic architecture and is well worth a visit. If you’re interested in theatre and drama, then head to the Derby Playhouse, which is one of the UK’s thriving performance spaces. It puts on a great range of productions all year round and there are also weekend and holiday performance workshops for kids and those interested in channelling their inner thespian. Nearby Calke Abbey is a wonderfully atmospheric stately home set in beautiful grounds, its now faded grandeur only adding to its charm. The home and grounds are wonderful places to spend an afternoon with nature, whether you’re after some quiet time or want to spend a day exploring with the family.