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Things to Do in Derby Near Holiday Inn Express Derby - Pride Park

The city is located on the River Derwent and is home to a number of historical and cultural attractions. Derby is a great place to visit for a weekend break or a longer vacation


Don't Go Home Without

Alton Towers Theme Park, 45-minute drive from the hotel, is packed with rides that are sure to please both fun-loving kids and thrill-seeking adults. As well as rides, the park features a waterpark, a golf course and a treetop adventure playground. You can also drop into the live-action pirate shows, running regularly around the park. Once you've had your fill of activities, unwind in the spa.

Must See

Guests are just a 10-minute drive from the Derby Museum and Art Gallery and its collections of Joseph Wright paintings and Royal Crown Derby porcelain. The 1001 exhibition is themed around materials and its most notable artefact is a Bronze-age log boat. The Bonnie Prince Charlie Room is a replica of the room in which the Jacobite held his 1745 council of war during an attempt to seize the crown.

Must Do

A 35-minute drive from the hotel in the Peak District, visitors can take cable cars up to the Heights of Abraham hilltop park. The Victoria Prospect Tower offers panoramic views of the Derwent Valley, and kids can learn about dinosaurs and rock formations in the Fossil Factory exhibition. Take a guided tour to explore the depths of the Great Masson and the Great Rutland caverns.

Local Tips

Derby Gaol Museum is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The 18th-century prison houses two open cells, the Debtor's Cell and the Condemned Cell, both of which feature walls with original prisoner graffiti. Paranormal occurrences have been reported at the building and some of the city's ghost walks start here. Some brave visitors even take part in overnight vigils.

Nearby Attractions

  • Pride Park Stadium - Derby County FC - 0.6mi
  • Derby Arena - 1.1mi
  • Derbion Shopping Centre - 1.1mi
  • Derby QUAD - 1.3mi
  • Derby Cathedral - 1.5mi
  • Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill - 1.5mi
  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club - 1.8mi
  • Moorways Sports Village & Waterpark - 2.6mi
  • University of Derby - 2.6mi
  • Markeaton Park - 2.8mi
  • Locko Park - 4.7mi
  • National Trust - Kedleston Hall - 6mi
  • Donnington Park Race Circuit - 11.5mi
  • CONKERS - 15.2mi
  • Peak District - 15.8mi
  • National Forest Adventure Farm - 17.4mi
  • East Midlands Designer Outlet - 18.1mi
  • Alton Towers - 24.5mi
  • Twycross Zoo - 28.8mi

Nearby Dining

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