The Grand Tour
This summer the Grand Tour invites visitors to emulate the adventures of the 18th century gentleman, seeing the historic treasures of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through the eyes of today’s leading artists.
School Summer Holidays
Derby is bursting with fun things to occupy and entertain kids over the school summer holidays.
Fantastic family-friendly Festé returns for a ninth incredible year. Derby City Centre will once again transform, for a ninth year, into a world-class festival site and, through a multitude of exciting outdoor performance areas, act as the perfect platform to play host to Derby Festé 2015, the ever-popular post-summer annual extravaganza of city-wide live performances and breath-taking acts.
Real Ale Capital
Derby is described as the "best place to sample real-ale in the world" by Lonely Planet. Come and sample the local drinks in our quirky pubs and annual beer festivals.
If you want a unique quality shopping destination then come to the Cathedral Quarter.
This pleasurable environment of historical streets, with arcades and hidden entrances dotted throughout the area, has a myriad of specialist stores and independent retailers, which makes it a truly unique and exciting place to shop.
If food is your love – then the Cathedral Quarter is a chef’s paradise with stores and market traders specialising in the widest range of fresh and local produce. Top local chefs hold weekly cookery demonstrations of their favourite dishes at the Cook Stop in the Market Hall, every Thursday lunchtime.
The Cathedral Quarter boasts a vibrant café culture with both indoor and outdoor seating so that you can soak in the relaxed atmosphere and is also a hive of activity at night with a host of bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants within a short walk to suit every palate and pocket.
The family-friendly destination has largely pedestrianised streets, easily accessible shops, cafes and restaurants and a host of venues organising activities for children and young people.
The Cathedral Quarter is also the hub of city culture whether you are looking for stunning art galleries and museums orchestral concerts, contemporary dance performances, band gigs, plays or films.
And, as the historic heart of the city centre, is a must to visit to learn more about the importance of Derby and its many famous sons and daughters. Regular tours are held here including Towers and Tunnels on a Saturday every month and lunchtime walks every Monday during the Spring and summer.
A visit to the Cathedral Quarter is made even more attractive with the CQ Loyalty card, the wallet-sized cards entitles holders to great deals and promotions from local businesses from shops to restaurants as well as discounts on bus travel with Trent Barton.