Derby Travel Features

Delve into the Derby Travel Features section of Visit Derby's press room to uncover compelling travel stories and features highlighting the city's unique offerings. From in-depth explorations of Derby's rich history and cultural heritage to insider guides on hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path experiences, our travel features provide valuable insights for both visitors and travel enthusiasts. Discover captivating narratives, practical tips, and inspiring recommendations that will enrich your Derby experience. Whether you're planning a visit, researching for an article, or simply seeking travel inspiration, our Derby Travel Features offer a treasure trove of information to enhance your journey.

Visit Derby works closely with national and international travel media to raise the profile of Derby and encourage more people to visit.

Below are just a few examples of recent Derby features. Thank you once again to our fantastic industry partners for supplying complimentary accommodation, refreshments and admissions, which enable Derby Tourism to organise these visits.

The Guardian, June 2024

Caroline Butterwick delves into how how Dracula was made in Derby. Read more here.

Paul Cole Travels, May 2024

Paul Cole reveals Derby’s Museum of Making has been awarded a Special Commendation in the prestigious European Museum of the Year Awards 2024. Read more here.

Paul Cole Travels, April 2024

Paul Cole delves into Dracula's return to Derby. Read more here.

Paul Cole Travels, February 2024

Paul Cole explores the LEGO® Lake District exhibition at the Museum of Making. Read more here.

The Guardian, September 2022

Sarah Baxter discovers beautiful scenery, world-class attractions and boutique shops, hotels and cafes on a hike in Derby and the Derwent Valley. Read more here.

The Guardian, July 2022

Go to Derby: see how a museum can help shape a better future by Charlotte Higgins

The Times, June 2021

The Cottonworks makes the list of the 30 best cocktail bars and terraces in the UK according to The Times. 

Touring Magazine, June 2021

Bluebell Dairy's fantastic Ice Cream Getaways have been featured in the June-July edition of Touring Magazine. Read more here.  

Sticky Beak Blog, June 2021

Sticky Beak Blog review the fantastic Derby Market Place al fresco dining experience in Derby city centre. Read the article here.

The Guardian, June 2021

Derby's fantastic new Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill is featured in The Guardian's roundup of the Top 10 Museum Renovations and Reopenings in England for 2021 by Rachel Dixon

The Sun, May 2021

Derby's Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill and the Derby Ram Trail feature in The Sun's round-up of the best fun-filled family activities this May half-term. Read the article by Trisha Harboard here.

Daily Mail, March 2021

Derby Market Place features in a round-up of the top spots for food and drink for Alfresco April by Neil Simpson for the Mail on Sunday.

VisitEngland, February 2021

VisitEngland discuss 50+ ways to Escape the Everyday at home during lockdown. Local attractions Derby Museums and Heights of Abraham both feature in the round-up.

VisitEngland, February 2021

White Peak Distillery and Dancing Duck Brewery feature in VisitEngland's list of the best ways to support local businesses this Valentine's Day. Read more here.

Travel Begins at 40, February 2021

Mark Bibby Jackson reports on the solar-powered, zero emission Derby Riverboat coming to the city in 2021, offering visitors a new perspective and unlocking the historic River Derwent. Read more here.

The Guardian, January 2021

Jamie Doward delves into the origins and history of the Derby Silk Mill - the world's first factory - ahead of its 2021 reopening as the Museum of Making. The museum promises to be a revolutionary new 'cathedral' to the makers' movement and reflect making in the city over time. Read the article here

The Independent, December 2020

Qin Xie looks for inspiration in the year ahead and details the Best of the UK for 2021: Where to go, when and why. Derby's exciting new Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill is among the top destinations featured. 

The Luxe Review, August 2020

The Luxe Review discuss the success and popularity of the newly-opened Derby Market Place and how it could shape the future of outdoor entertainment. Read the article.

Daily Mail, May 2020

Juliet Rix explores Lea Hurst, Florence Nightingale's ancestral home in Derbyshire and discusses her legacy in the 21st century. Read more here.

Group Travel Organiser, February 2020

Group Travel Organizer magazine discusses the upcoming opening of the Museum of Making in Derby. 

The Independent, January 2020

The i lists the Museum of Making as one of the best new things to do in the UK in 2020. Find out more here.

The Guardian, January 2020

The upcoming Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill is listed as one of 20 new UK attractions to visit in 2020

Travel Begins at 40, September 2019

Derby Feste by Mark Bibby Jackson

The Guardian March 2019

Derby Museums & Art Gallery is listed in The Guardian 'Something to celebrate: 50 favourite places in the UK.

Original Gravity Magazine Issue 21, March 2019

Derby: how beer brought me here by Lottie Gross

Travel Begins at 40, November 2018 

White Peak Distillery Derby Swoops Awards by Mark Bibby Jackson

Travel Begins at 40, November 2018 

Derby Pubs Lead UK real Ale Resurgence by Mark Bibby Jackson

The Independent - September 2018

Derby Feste was included in the Day's Out round-up in the travel section of The i

The Times and The Sunday Times

100 top British Hotels October 2018 - The Cow, Dalbury features as one of the Best Places to Stay, 100 Top British Hotels.  and here  and here.

Travel Begins at 40, Things to do in Derby, September 2018

Join Mark Bibby on a whistlestop weekend in Derby and discover everything from the city's pub scene to suffragettes! Read on.

VisitEngland Media Centre - What's New August 2018

E-bikes Derby - UK’s largest ebike sharing scheme, Derby

Travel Begins at 40, July 2018 

Derby Unveils Electric Bike Sharing Scheme by Mark Bibby Jackson

The Times - June 2018

Great pubs with rooms featuring The Cow at Dalbury Lees by Tom Chesshyre

Travel Begins at 40, June 2018

Derby Festé, Street Festival by Mark Bibby Jackson

A Life Well Travelled - Blogs by Travel TV Presenter Alex Outhwaite May 2018

What to Do In Derby  and The Coach House B&B - Derby  and Dining In Derby - Where to Eat?

Manchester Evening News - April 2018

A Historic City that's Young at Heart by Annie Gouk. See feature here and here.

Good Motoring Magazine, February 2018 (pages 12 & 13)

A lovely write-up (and competition running until 30 April 2018) about The Cow Dalbury Boutique B&B Pub just a short drive from Derby. 

The Guardian - December 2017

Rachel Dixon enjoys a stay at the recently refurbished Coach House B&B and dinner at the award winning Terroir Bistro. Read all about it here

Travel Begins at 40 October 2017

Derby Coach House Turned into Luxury B&B by Mark Bibby Jackson

Travel Begins at 40 October 2017

Derby Christmas Night Market in November 2017 featured on the travel website TravelBeginsAt40

My Weekly October 2017

Derby Mini Maker Faire at The Silk Mill, Derby featured in My Weekly October edition

British Made August 2017

Blog by Japanese blogger Ryohei Kawai Homemade ice cream and worldwide masterpiece. Derby! 

My Weekly August 2017

Hannells Darley Park Concert featured in My Weekly August 2017 edition.

Love Exploring Travel Blogger July 2017

Made in Derby: why this Midlands city needs to be your next weekend break by Lottie Gross

People's Friend July 2017

'Delighful Derby' - the Weekly Cover feature in Peole's Friend July 2017 edition 

Visit Britian 'Shopping is GREAT' guide May 2017

Shopping is Great in Visitbritain's Shopping is GREAT Guide which is issued to the world’s media. Derby is listed on page 52.

Being Erica Travel Blogger March 2017

Four places to eat & drink in Derby by Erica Vonderwall

Express and Star September 2016

Lisa Bailey enjoys the buzz of the city and the calm of the countryside in Derby.  See the Travel review: Derby

Rough Guides August 2016

8 great alternative UK city breaks by Greg Dickinson

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