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Virtual tour of Derby
Irongate and cathedral from the south
A view of Iron Gate and the Cathedral from the south
Derby is famous for its cathedral - built over several centuries. In this area you'll also find a wealth of shops and bars to enjoy.
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FACTS

Derby was declared a city by HM The Queen in 1977.

About one third of the nation lives within 60 miles of Derby - many in cities like Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham.

Derby lies less than 20 miles from the Peak District National Park, which attracts around 22 million visitors a year.

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Iron Gate

We start our tour at the Cathedral which, like much of Derby, is an interesting mixture of architectural styles.

It is peaceful, welcoming, and beautiful inside with a stunning, wrought iron rood screen by the local 18th Century ironsmith, Robert Bakewell.

The tower is early 16th Century traditional whilst the body is 18th Century classical Gibbs design with the addition of a 20th Century retro-choir, Chapter Room and Song School by Sebastian Comper.

The Dolphin - click to see a picture of the pub
The Dolphin. Click for a larger image of the pub

Nearby is the 16th Century ‘Dolphin’, reputed to be Derby’s oldest pub, which retains an 'olde worlde' character.

The street is Iron Gate which houses some of Derby’s finest architectural buildings - some of which have been tastefully transformed into quality eating and drinking places.

Also found here are some of the city's oldest established and respected stores supplying top quality clothing, ironmongery and giftware.

Derby’s Joseph Wright, famous for his oil paintings of moonlit and candlelit scenes, was born in this street in 1734 and many of his fine works can be seen in the Museum.

The street furniture and colour schemes reflect the historical nature of this part of the city and lead us into the Market Place.

More photos:
The Dolphin
Inside the Cathedral
Cathedral Bell
Iron Gate from the top of the Cathedral
Map of Derby city centre

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