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With everything from designer and mainstream shopping and mouth-watering international cuisine to live entertainment and real ale pubs, Derby is a great place for a city break.

The Derbion shopping centre is a short walk away and houses top brand high street shops, a food hall, Hollywood bowl ten pin bowling, a cinema and multistorey carpark.

There are many restaurants and pubs in the Friar Gate area, including Turtle Bay, Okra and Fat Cats. The Old Bell Inn on Saddler Gate is the oldest pub in Derby and has a great selection of beers and hosts comedy once a month.

Nearby stately homes and historic castles to show caverns, world-class heritage sites to distilleries provide a host of unmissable attractions to keep the whole family entertained; and Pride Park Stadium, the home to Derby County Football Club, is just 10 minutes away.

Derby Museums operate three FREE museums: the Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Making and Pickford’s House. They are visitor attractions like no other.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery is the guardian of a rare Joseph Wright painting - Portrait at the Age of About Forty in its Joseph Wright Gallery.

The Museum of Making is located on a site of global significance, where the Derby Silk Mill - widely regarded as the site of the world’s first modern factory - first stood over 300 years ago.

The Peak District and Derbyshire is, of course, well-known for its natural beauty. Explore Britain's original National Park and discover beautiful cycling trails, walking routes climbing, caving and horse-riding.

There is something to suit all abilities including Mam Tor, Dovedale, Parkhouse and Chrome Hill, Stanage Edge, Derwent Edge, Curbar Edge, Bamford Edge, Monsal Head and Kinder Scout.

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