Derby is the UK's most central city benefiting from the best of both worlds - a great cultural base situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Derby is famous for setting in motion Britain's Industrial Revolution with some of the countries first factories and spinning mills. Much of Derbyshire's industrial heritage is within the recently designated "Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site," which includes marvellous architecture set in breathtaking natural scenery. It is equally famous for the later factories of Rolls Royce, Royal Crown Derby and Railway engineering. The thriving City centre boasts an excellent range of entertainment venues, attractions, pubs, restaurants, parks and open spaces.