Famous for being the most central city in the UK, Derby is also one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in the country. With a range of great attractions and a welcoming atmosphere, this is a fabulous city to visit all year-round.
A historical gemWalking around Derby you'll discover a historical treasure trove that reflects the area’s fascinating past. There's been a settlement here for nearly 2000 years, and The Cathedral of All Saints (better known as Derby Cathedral) has existed since 943. However, it was the Industrial Revolution that really shaped the city into what it is today.
Derby was home to the world’s first ever factory and is recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The period brought prosperity to the town, turning it into a bustling centre of manufacturing. You can soak up this rich history at many of the local museums, or just by walking along the streets of the city centre.