The List Of Amazing Places To See In Derby
Derby is a city in the county of Derbyshire, in the East Midlands of England. This city is a very historical one, because it is the county town of Derbyshire. Derby has many things to see and do, and this blog will talk about some of the best attractions that the city has to offer.
Derbion Derby (formerly Intu)
At Derbion Derby, they have over 200 shopping stores including; M&S, Next, Debenhams, Topshop, River Island, New Look and many, many more. They also have brilliant leisure facilities including Hollywood Bowl, Paradise Island Adventure Golf, Showcase Cinema de Lux, Derby Theatre as well as numerous top-name restaurants such as Carluccio’s, Nando’s, TGI Friday’s, Zizzi, MEXIco, Pizza Express, YO! Sushi and more. With over 3,600 car parking spaces you will find parking easy here at intu Derby. There’s ample parent and child spaces, lots of disabled bays and even electric car charging spaces too.
Derby Arboretum is an urban park in the city of Derby, England. It serves as a public space that opened in 1840. The landscape garden was designed by John Claudius Loudon, who donated it to the public after obtaining approval from the city council. The park is home to over 1,500 kinds of plants and trees which are tagged with signs telling their names and reasons why they are growing there. It has also become home to many important bird species including black caps, northern bullfinches, wood warblers and swallows feeding on its regular supply of insects. There are also regular festivals done at this location including the annual UK Bird Fair which brings ornithologists from across Europe to meet each year in keynote discussions about rare bird conservation issues.
National Sikh Heritage Centre & Holocaust Museum
The first National Sikh Museum, situated in the UK, features real artefacts and other historic objects helping visitors to appreciate the rich heritage and culture of Sikhs that originated from the Punjab region of South Asia. The story features courage and hardship that Sikhs overcame and were subject to during and after their migration to both India, Pakistan, as well as those who eventually settled down in the UK.
Pride Park Stadium
Pride Park Stadium is the home league ground of Derby County FC and has been the club’s home since 1997. It replaced their former venue The Baseball Ground which they previously shared with Derby City F.C.. The stadium was originally planned to be named Pride Park, but due to protests from Matthew Harding, who owned the baseball-themed sports chain Matt’s Pizza and was a former chairman of Derby County F.C., that name was only used for the away supporters’ section until 2012 when it became known simply as ‘Pride Park’. The stadium also hosts non-matchday activities such as conferences, weddings, and other sporting events such as monster trucks! Notable events hosted in recent years include concerts by major international music artists, football friendly matches and heavyweight boxing bouts!
Elvaston Castle is a large manor house in Derbyshire, England. The Gothic Revival castle was built with the help of architect Samuel Sanders Teulon between 1845 and 1855. Situated in Elvaston, the stately home itself has 200 acres of lakeside parkland. Sadly, due to its dilapidated state, this Grade II-listed place isn’t open to the public. However, since 2008 it has been listed on the Buildings at Risk Register by English Heritage. A new group have recently come together called Elvaston Castle Trust which are working towards restoration works being carried out on this National Trust estate so that they can get more people interested in it!
Here’s a map that leads you from the South area of Elvaston Castle to our unit at Oakwood Landscapes, 87 Saffron Dr, Oakwood, Derby DE21 2SW, UK