5 Reasons To Discover Derby

Joseph Wright Gallery Derby (credit: Visit England Diana Jarvis) Best Ale Houses in England Visit England/Diana Jarvis Derby Quad. Guildhall, Market Place Intu shopping centre Derby Feste 2014 (Credit: Sergio Bolands)

Joseph Wright of Derby

Joseph Wright of Derby was one of the most interesting and important painters of the late 18th century. Gracing the walls of world famous galleries in St Petersburg, New York, London and  Australia – but its Derby where you will find the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings in the world at Derby Museum & Art Gallery. Find out more about Joseph Wright of Derby.

The Best Ale Houses in England

Travel gurus at the Lonely Planet describe Derby as the "best place to drink real ale in the World" and the folks at CAMRA reckon there is more real ale choice in Derby than anywhere else. Hey, who are we to disagree? Discover The Best Ale Houses in England or read our Real Ale Guide for Girls Blog.

The Cathedral Quarter

Unique independent shops, great cafés, restaurants and bars, stunning arts and cultural venues and historical landmarks - Derby's Cathedral Quarter has it all.  Discover a myriad of specialist stores and independent retailers in Derby's Cathedral Quarter.

intu Derby

Attracting over 25 million visitors each year, intu Derby is one of the top shopping destinations in the East Midlands.  Plus, there is a mouth-watering selection of restaurants and a Showcase Cinema de Lux showing all of the latest releases. Shop ‘til you drop in intu Derby.

Fantastic Festivals

Derby has a fantastic range of festivals all year round. Don't miss Derby Festé in September, the FORMAT Photography Festival, Derby Film Festival, Derby Folk Festival and our annual winter CAMRA Beer Festival. Derby really has something for everyone, find out more about our Fantastic Festivals programme

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