Derby’s Finest Places To Visit
Derby is a city located in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom. It’s an up-and-coming city that’s always ready to show off its great attractions, entertainment, restaurants, and many more. Here are the Top things to do when visiting Derby.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Derbyshire County Cricket Club (dur. dur.) is one of the oldest and most famous club in the history of cricket in England, and one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic structure of English and Welsh cricket. While it has changed name multiple times throughout its history (from Derbyshire Cannons to DCC in 1894 to DCC in 1897 to Derby from 1899-1905 to Derbyshire from 1905 until today), its location reflects the hearts and spirit of any true Englishman: Derby, England. FCBDIFC’S club team is called the Falcons. The Falcons represent the peregrine falcon which historically made its home on top of Derby Cathedral, and can still occasionally be seen there today! The club is based at the Derby County Cricket ground and was known as the ‘Racecourse Ground’ before.
Pennine Bridleway National Trail
The Pennine Bridleway is a National Trail in Northern England. It runs roughly parallel to the Pennine Way but provides access for horse riders, cyclists and walkers as well as those on foot. The trail is around 205 miles (330 km) long, extending from Derbyshire to Cumbria. Its 10-mile Settle Loop boasts some of the most breath-taking views of the Lake District, where it follows some of the world’s finest trails along some of England’s most high-altitude terrain. In its southern part, it also includes the picturesque High Peak Trail which has been dubbed “the king of England’s cycleways” thanks to its stunning scenery and design. It was designed by civil engineer Iain Dodds after whom many parts of the trail have been named, including a large bi-directional grass-covered bridge that crosses a ravine near Glenbrook where you’re more likely to come across sheep than other cyclists!
Cathedral Church of All Saints Derby, better known as Derby Cathedral, is a church in Derby that has been modified many times through the years. Originally it was built in 1927 after being promoted to cathedral status by the Prince of Wales. The Anglican diocese authority made this decision due to its high affiliation within the region. It was completed by James Gibbs who had designed many churches throughout England during the 17th century. The addition which took place in 1550s resulted in a new tower being constructed, one that enabled additional space for the parishioners of this community without having to alter the exterior design or style of what is now known as Derby Cathedral. Due to recent renovations, many splendid antique stain glass windows are showcased prominently on each side of the interior which include beautiful green vine-like patterns skirting around some textured borders.
Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It offers a place to escape from day to day living and city life and experience a little bit of countryside on Derby’s doorstep. But behind the modern day park lays a fascinating history that is waiting to be discovered. The park as we know it today can be traced back to the medieval period, when the first park was laid out. Over the following centuries the park went through many changes, from arable fields to an enclosed designed 18th century park and hall and finally at the beginning of the 20th century into the public park of today. The park has many features that mark this history: ancient veteran trees, historic lost roads, old arable field patterns, the 18th century park and buildings and the remains of a Second World War army camp.
Hackwood Farm is an award winning farm shop, café, butchery and deli, they are passionate about offering their customers the finest seasonal produce that can be sourced from across the country. They have over 600 products that are always fresh, in season and locally sourced whenever possible. They’re committed to providing you with the best shopping experience possible, where you’re guaranteed not to leave without a smile. Pick any recipe from their delicious seasonal recipe book, or ask their friendly team for advice, before you shop their chilled, frozen, fresh fruit and vegetable, meat, deli, bakery, chef, gifts, wine and beer sections.”
Here’s a map that leads you from the West area of Hackwood Farm to our unit at Oakwood Landscapes, 87 Saffron Dr, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2SW, UK