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A brief history of Derby

It is known that the Romans that first settled in Derby around 80AD, building a fort on high ground near what is now Belper Road. In the 860s the Danes arrived and at this time the settlement expanded and the town of Derby developed.

Accommodation for visitors in Derby

The area in and around Derby has the usual range of places for the visitor to stay from hostels to 5 star hotels.

Transport in and around Derby

Occupying a fairly central position in England and Wales, Derby has held a significant position in terms of transport across the country. By the 1840s the strategic importance of Derby to the railway system was apparent.

Business and Industry in Derby

With a wealth of mineral resources in the countryside surrounding the city, Derby was one of the key centres in the industrial revolution. As the railways expanded and developed in the 19th century so too did the city's engineering businesses.

Entertainment, Restaurants and Bars in Derby

Derby is not one of the cities that would spring to mind for an evening out. However, it has bars, restaurants and entertainment venues as good as anywhere else waiting to be discovered by anyone new to the city.

The Geography of Derby

Derby City is in the south east corner of the county of Derbyshire, in Trent valley. Along with Nottingham and Leicester it makes up the sub-region of the East Midlands, Derby is the smallest of these three cities.

Shopping in Derby

Derby is very much a 'local' shopping centre for the residents of Derby and the area immediately surrounding it. However, if you're visiting Derby you might be interested to know the following about where to go shopping in the city.

Sightseeing in Derby

Despite laying claim to part of a World Heritage Site, the real attractions of Derby can be found outside the city with numerous historical sites to visit, not to mention the famous Peak District to enjoy.

Social aspects of living in Derby

With a population exceeding 220,000 Derby is the third largest city in the East Midlands and is more ethnically diverse than many other cities, having double the national average number of Asian and British Asian families.

Derby sporting teams and recreation

The two most famous sporting teams associated with Derby are its Premiership football team and its first class cricket club. The nearby Peak District provides plenty of opportunities for a variety of outdoor sports and recreational activities.

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