Travel to Derby
A visit to Derby is not for the faint-hearted. With over 300 reported ghost sightings in the city centre alone, it is by far one of the most haunted cities in the land. Thankfully, the ghostly goings-on simply add to Derby's fascinating character. From the beautiful historic buildings of Cathedral Square, to the abundance of shops, restaurants and bars dotted around the centre, Derby makes for the perfect city escape.
Travel to Derby for less by organising a car share from Liverpool
or beyond, leaving you with more pennies in your pocket to spend during your stay.
Soak up the city's history
The Cathedral Quarter
forms the heart of Derby's historical city centre and is home to a plethora of bars, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions. As the name suggests, the vibrant district surrounds the 18th century Derby Cathedral
. Keep an eye out for activity near the top of its tower, where a pair of peregrine falcons
have been nesting for the past decade.
Elsewhere, the quarter's atmospheric streets feature a mix of independent boutiques selling everything from clothes and shoes to small handcrafted gift items. One of the best shopping experiences can be found at Bennetts Department Store, which has served the city's retail needs since the early 1700s.
Finally, wrap up your visit to the historic area by embarking on a spooky evening tour. Take your pick from several Derby Gaol
ghost walks and visit some of the city's most haunted locations in the company of an experienced guide. Stops include everything from haunted pubs to the scenes of historic murders.
Derby's food and drink scene
The beauty of a car share is that you can decide on a designated driver, leaving the rest of the passengers free to enjoy a refreshment or two in one of Derby's atmospheric bars and restaurants.
Derby's oldest pub, Ye Olde Dolphin Inne
, opened its doors in 1530 and still serves customers to this day from its location in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. It's the perfect place in which to soak up some history whilst enjoying a real ale or two.
Feeling peckish? Stop by Jack Rabbits café and deli for a range of delicious freshly baked goods, tuck into a sizzling steak at the Lola Lo Derby bar and grill or grab a hearty breakfast at The Kitchen in Cathedral Square.