The best that Derby has to offer

The Derby Cathedral, A stunning Gothic-style church from the 14th century is situated in the heart of the city. A 214-foot tower and a complex fan vaulted ceiling are two of its many outstanding architectural characteristics. Visitors can join a guided tour to discover the cathedral’s history and get a close-up look at the stunning stained glass windows.

Elvaston Castle Country Park, A magnificent 19th-century country mansion may be found in a gorgeous park south of the city’s core. The castle’s grounds can be explored by guests, and they contain formal gardens, a lake, and a number of walking routes. Deer, swans, and other bird species are among the animals that call the park home.

Pickford’s House Museum, located to the east of the city centre, is a fascinating museum that’s housed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse. The museum tells the story of Georgian life in Derby through a number of interactive exhibits, including period rooms and hands-on activities for children. Visitors can also learn about the life of architect Joseph Pickford, who designed the house, and the people who lived there in the 19th century.

Markeaton Park, a wonderful museum that is housed in a stunning Georgian townhouse is east of the city centre. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, including period chambers and kid-friendly hands-on activities, the museum chronicles Georgian life in Derby. In addition, visitors may discover more about the house’s designer, Joseph Pickford, and the 19th-century residents who called it home.

The Silk Mill, an old structure that was once the biggest silk factory in the world is situated north of the city centre. The mill, which was constructed in the early 18th century, was crucial to the growth of the city’s textile industry. The Derby Silk Mill Museum, which chronicles the lives of the mill’s employees and the effects the plant had on the community, educates visitors about the mill’s history and the textile industry.

Here’s a map that shows the distance from our Derby base to The Silk Mill.