So, you’ve taken a look at our selection of beautiful luxury holiday cottages in Derbyshire and have decided to take a trip to our fair land.
We’re somewhat experts when it comes to knowing what to see while you visit Derby, so we’ve compiled a list of 3 must-see sights that can’t be missed. These are especially apt to visit during those cooler autumn days which are drawing in, as they are all indoors!
So let’s get started!
The Silk Mill
We’re lucky to be home to the world’s first factory right here in Derby, and the Silk Mill building that you see today stands on the same site. It is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Although the mill is going through some renovation work which will see it completely reinvented for the 21st Century, the ground floor has been completed and has a selection of items which represent only a small fraction of the collection which gives a glimpse into Derby’s innovative past.
The project is expected to be completed and re-branded as Derby Silk Mill-Museum of Making in 2019-2020, but it’s still worth a visit to catch a glimpse of what is to come.
You don’t have to be religiously inclined to be able to appreciate the beautiful Cathedral which we have here in Derby. It’s quite a hard building to miss, especially as it has the second highest perpendicular church tower in the UK.
The Cathedral has been home to a family of peregrine falcons for many years, so keep your eyes to the skies. Just because they aren’t nesting right now doesn’t mean they won’t be flying around!
We’re sure that you will be pleasantly surprised at the interior of the cathedral; with the beautifully intricate Bakewell Screen being something which is a must see. The bells are also still in use, one of which was cast in 1520 and is still working today!
Derby Museum and Art Gallery
If art and history is your thing, we highly recommend that you drop in to the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
You can spend an entire day discovering a wide range of eras; we even have our very own Egyptian Mummy!
The museum is most widely known for housing the largest collection of Joseph Wright of Derby paintings in the world. Joseph Wright was one of the most innovative artists in the 18th Century, and he came from right here in Derby!
There are many more exciting things to see and do here in Derby, most of which you may stumble upon by chance. There are many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered, and Derby can’t wait to welcome you in so that you can experience them for yourself.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today by calling +44 (0)1335 344795 if you are looking for a luxurious comfy holiday cottage in the Derbyshire area.