Insider Guide to Derby
We've asked our team to offer tips on what to do and where to go in Derby to help you discover some fantastic new places, including a few hidden gems!
"A surprising shoppers' paradise"
"Derby is home to the Westfield Shopping Centre and don't miss out on the lovely designer shops in the Cathedral Quarter."
- Gemma Bloom, Sales Manager
"Unmissable Alton Towers"
"I always round my friends up to go to Alton Towers at least once a year; it’s a fantastic day out for everybody. The new ride ‘13’ is a very chilling experience with a totally unexpected surprise at the end. A big talking point for the rest of the day!"
- Joanne Cox
"A family friendly option"
"A great place for families to visit is Foresters Leisure Park because there are a lot of things they can do there with Showcase Cinema and bowling and also places they can get something to eat as well such as a Pizza Hut etc."
- Ashia Safeer
"Prepare to be spooked"
"Derby's ghost walks give you a truly haunting experience and a great reward for being scared was the candlelit supper at the end and meeting Richard Felix who runs the walks."
- Sarah Wilson
"A special summer's day out"
"I would encourage our guests to make time to visit Elvaston castle and its fabulous gardens. The kids will enjoy feeding the ducks too! There’s cricket days and equestrian days. There's nothing better on a summers day."
- Susan Whittam
"Pay day expedition!"
"I look forward to pay day arriving, so I can splash out at my favorite G Star shop at the Westfield shopping centre, followed by a KFC at the food court."
- Simon Srih
"Take a trip back in time"
"Take a journey back in time to the silk mill museum, the modern factory working models and lots see and do. Best of all, there’s free admission."
- Dorothy Kirk
"Hitting the town"
"If you’re looking for a bar or club with a young and student vibes, then head to the Friary and Mosh for your night out, they both have a great atmosphere and really friendly staff, not to mention cheap drinks."
- Becky Holt
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