Derby

Set on the stunning banks of the River Derwent, Derby is vibrant city offering a mix of unique historical highlights and modern attractions. There’s the Cathedral Quarter with its cafes, bars and shopping, Derby Museum and Art Gallery as well as the Silk Mill Museum and Derwent Valley Mills, while the iPro stadium hosts the city’s football club and special events.

A popular business hub and tourist destination, the city is also a Mecca for real ale enthusiasts – with both Lonely Planet and CAMRA flagging it as the best place to find the best and widest variety of ales. There are many stately homes around the area, Haddon Hall is a popular venue for fairy-tale weddings while the Grade II listed Derby Conference Centre, just minutes from the city centre, makes an unusually atmospheric place to hold events. It also offers a wide range of country house hotels, city locations and alternative spaces, catering to any event from small dinners to lively parties.