Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom
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Derby is quaint and actually has quite the history; who knew? It also has a UNESCO World Heritage site; an old silk mill. It’s pronounced “Darby” just so you don’t mess it up.
It’s located just about in the middle of the United Kingdom in the Midlands region. It sits in the aptly named county of Derbyshire. Birmingham and Manchester are not too far away. Unfamiliar Destination number 12, Nottingham, is just a very short drive away.
How To Get Here
Derby has its own train station. You can book service on the East Midland Trains with journey time from London being about 1.5 hours or so. You can do an open return which is a bit more expensive or a single day return from most larger cities in the U.K.
Derby is served by the East Midlands Airport (EMA). The closest large airport is Birmingham (BHX), which means that you have lots of airlines to choose from to get to the region. The following airlines serves the East Midlands Airport: aurigny channel islands (GR), BH Air (8H), BMI Regional (BM), flybe. (BE), Jet2.com (LS), Ryanair (FR). Once you arrive at the East Midlands Airport there is a 24 hour coach service (Derby Skylink) to the city.
From Birmingham you have a few more airlines to choose from:
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Malta (KM), Air Transat (TS), Blue Air (OB), brussels airlines (SN), Condor (DE), Czech Airlines (OK), EasyJet Airlines (U2), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Thomson Fly (TOM), Turkish Airlines (TK), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6)
If you arrive in Birmingham, there is train service to Derby.
There are also many airlines flying into the six London airports so you have no shortage of ways to get here. Then you can take a bus or train from the airports into Derby.
National Express and has service to/from Derby from/to London Victoria station. Journey time is a little under 4 hours depending on the departure time.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
Drury Inn, Holiday Inn and Premier Inn are some of the chains available here.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Derby has a number of cool pubs; they seem to be everywhere. So pop in and have a pint.
Check out Jorrocks, one of the oldest haunted Pubs in the city.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
I had no idea that Derby had a UNESCO World Heritage site; the Derwent Valley Mills of which the Silk Mill in Derby is the beginning. Its a must see when you visit of course.
Lots of churches in this small town. The Derby Cathedral and St. Michael’s Church are both worth seeing. Plus the St Mary’s Catholic Church.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
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