Derby, located in Derbyshire, is a wonderful place to visit. It is noted as being the second most haunted city in the entire UK, so you may want to schedule a ghost walk tour while in Derby. Attractions to see include the Derby Arboretum, the first public park in the country, and the Royal Crown Derby, which produces fine china. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery as well as Derby Cathedral are also excellent places to visit when in town. Pickfords House, which features Georgian style rooms that have been recreated, is a nice attraction as well.
Derby is home to over a quarter of a million people and lies on the banks of the river Derwent in the county of Derbyshire. It is the eighteenth largest city in England and there has been a settlement here for over two thousand years.
The tower of Derby cathedral is the second highest in the UK at over 212 feet tall. Recently, the tower has become the home of a number of peregrine falcons, so you may be lucky enough to see one of these when you visit Derby's cathedral. Despite the height of the tower, the cathedral itself is the smallest in England.
Shoppers will find plenty to keep them occupied. The Westfield shopping centre is a large shopper's paradise, covering over a million square feet and featuring a host of retail stores as well as a cinema. Next door is the Eagle Market, the UK's largest indoor market. If you prefer to find smaller shops that aren't part of the national chains, then the Cathedral Quarter is the place to head for and features a number of smaller boutique shops as well as coffee shops to relax in.
Reflecting the city's industrial heritage, the Derby Industrial Museum can be found in an old silk mill and traces the city's time as a major producer of silk during the industrial revolution.
The city is also close to the Peak District National Park, so you can use it as a base to explore the outdoor pursuits that the area has to offer.