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A warm welcome..
Derby's compact city centre makes exploring easy. Three free museums include the Silk Mill, Derby's Museum of Industry and History - part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Pickford's House Museum, and the Museum and Art Gallery including paintings by famous local artist, Joseph Wright. Other attractions include Royal Crown Derby, famed the world over for lavishly decorated china, Derby Cathedral, which boasts the second highest church tower in England and Pride Park Football Stadium offers behind the scene tours of the magnificent grounds.


Shopping and markets
The layout of the city makes for an ideal shopping experience offering a delightful blend of high street names and designer boutiques. Market life is particularly popular at the Market Hall situated in a wonderful Victorian building and at The Eagle Shopping Centre. Monthly farmer's markets offer the opportunity to buy local produce, whilst continental markets give a truly European flavour. Regular Antiques and Collectors' Fairs are a chance to browse for treasures and collectables.

Festivals, Traditions and Nightlife
The city hosts an exciting range of events throughout the year, with something for everyone. Enjoy Well Dressings, Derby Carnival, the winter and summer CAMRA Beer Festivals or the popular Bloodstock Rock Festival. Derby has an excellent choice of pubs, restaurants, clubs, theatres and venues offering a wide range of entertainment. With a greater number of spooky sightings than York, Ghost walks are conducted on a regular basis.

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