Fancy a quick nose around Derby city centre?
It’s full of interesting independent shops, charming streets, a lovely river garden and pretty churches; which make for an impressive first impression. 💫
Sometimes we go places for whatever reason and don’t really stop to take in exactly where we are – you might be visiting friends, on a business trip, attending a one off event, or just a quick stop off during a long journey, but it’s nice when we get the chance to pause and take a bit of an interest in the area when we get the chance.
If you happen to find yourself in Derby (UK), you’ll probably cotton-on that it’s gothic cathedral is one of the city’s main attractions (I’ll do a seperate post), not far from the the prominent River Derwent, both of which are a stone’s throw away from the main shopping and restaurant/bar hubs….I sound like a guide book, let me stop there!! 🤭
I’ll just add – Derby has a lot of shops, both indoor in the mall and outdoor, seems like it could be a good choice for a shopping weekend, depending on what you’re into. 🛍
Down by the river
The River Derwent – most of this river runs through the Peak District countryside.
And to finish
…..just a few random facts about Derby, apparently!!
- Derby officially became a city in 1977. Until then it was a town, despite having a cathedral
- Derby is very popular with deaf people. It has a very large deaf and sign language community (second largest in the UK I think), and a lot of deaf people move to Derby for this reason – only to be beaten by London, with a larger deaf population
- The hot dog was invented by someone who was originally from Derby
- Derby’s biggest employer is Rolls Royce
Another random brow raiser….Derby has a region called California! When I saw it on Google maps I thought I’d landed on the wrong map, but no. 🧐
TGI Friday Lunch!
18 thoughts on “Out and About: Derby City Centre”
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I didn’t know it was a cathedral city (but then I’ve not visited). Having the River Derwent and the Lake District nearby must be wonderful. Intrigued about the significance of the ram…. I know it was the insignia for the local football team (as my father was a fan), but presume it’s more than that.
There seem to be a few theories about the history of the ram and how it came to be the Derby Mascot, linked to a related folk tale about it being difficult to capture and butcher.
A lovely tour, thank you!
Thanks Liz 😊✨
A revealing look at Derby Cherryl, thanks for the lovely photography. We recently spent three months living in and exploring Staffordshire, but didn’t make it to nearby Derby. Hence I very much enjoyed this compact overview. I love the idea of some tech-impaired person planning a trip to California and ending up in Derby 😉
Ha ha, yes, California, aka Derby, that would make for a pretty funny travel story 🙃😊 Glad you enjoyed the snapshots✨
I’ve never been there so it was good to look at your photos.
Thanks Lins 😊
This was lovely to see, haven’t been there in many years.
My Life in Our Father's World
Aww, thank you 🤗
I. J. Khanewala
What’s this about dogs and the English? There’s Noel Coward’s summer, then there’s the queen and her corgis, and now Derby and hot dogs. Makes you wonder
Sounds and looks delightful. Hopefully, one day I’ll get to visit the UK again!
Loving your images!
Thanks Carolyn, and happy future travels 🤗
Gosh…..so much beauty. I hope I get there one day.
Thanks for looking, best wishes 🔆