Ideas & Inspiration

Find inspiration for your visit to Derby with our Ideas and Inspiration page. Discover a wealth of articles, tips, and suggestions to help you plan and make the most of your trip. From unique itineraries and must-see attractions to hidden gems and local insights, our curated content provides valuable resources for travellers of all interests.

Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, family-friendly activities, or culinary delights, our Ideas and Inspiration page is your gateway to unlocking the best of Derby. Let your imagination roam as you explore the vibrant possibilities and uncover the essence of this captivating destination. Start planning your unforgettable journey to Derby with our ideas and inspiration.

A view of Derby Cathedral from Iron Gate

15 Reasons to Discover Derby

Derby is a great place for a city break and and great base for exploring the wider area including the stunning Peak District and Derbyshire countryside and attractions.  Take a look at our 15 Reasons to Discover Derby.

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Dog Friendly Derby

The best dog-friendly days out and places to stay in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

View of Museum of Making and the River Derwent

Sustainable Derby

Sustainability is more important than ever, even (or perhaps especially) when you’re travelling. Derby has plenty of sustainable activities and attractions to offer in and around the city.

Derby on a Budget

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Moorways Sports Village & Waterpark

Moor Lane, Allenton

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Derbion

Derbion, London Road

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Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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Pieminister Derby

34 Victoria Street

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Group Tour of Pickford’s House

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate

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Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand

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Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights

Morledge

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Cotels@The Millhouse Serviced Apartments

Brook Street

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Pickford's House

Pickford's House, 41 Friar Gate

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Café 42

Derby Arena, Royal Way, Pride Park,

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The Bookcafé Derby

21 Cornmarket, Cathedral Quarter

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Ingenious Creations at the Museum of Making - Part of Summer Derby Book Festival

29 May 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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Bird

6 Jun 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Eden Project Communities at Electric Daisy

26 Jun 2024 Electric Daisy, 1 - 4 Bold Lane

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St Werburgh's Chapel

Friargate

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Derby Cathedral

18-19 Iron Gate

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Summer Activities – Museum of Making

31 Jul 2024 Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Silk Mill Lane

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Derby Riverboat Group Trips

Derby Riverboat Trips, Opposite Silk Mill

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The Coffee House at Derby Museum & Art Gallery

The Strand

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Future Now - Part of FORMAT International Photography Festival

21 May 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Derby QUAD & Cinema, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter

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A View of Derby: The Alfred Edward Goodey Collection of ‘Old Derby’ Pictures

21 May 2024 - 26 May 2024 Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand

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Double Rigister by Paul Johnstone and Vitor Azevedo

21 May 2024 - 10 Aug 2024 Déda, Chapel Street

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Celebrate Sadler Gate

29 Jun 2024 Cathedral Quarter Derby

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The River Kitchen

Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane

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