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Virtual tour of Derby
Derby Tourist information centre
Derby Tourist Information Centre
Our virtual tour has been compiled by one of Derby's Blue Bade Guides. Derby has much to offer the visitor. It is both an ancient town and a relatively young city, with a surprising mixture of old and new architecture to be enjoyed.
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Derby's Blue Badge Guides

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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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Derbyshire is fortunate to have around 22 Blue Badge guides - four of which are based in Derby itself.

All the guides have a signifcant depth of knowledge in their local areas and haave many interesting and sometimes unusual facts at their fingertips.


Keith Blood
Keith Blood, your tour guide

They have undergone rigorous training and eximinations to earn their coveted Blue Badge, awarded by the Tourism Society.

They take pride in constantly updating their knowledge to enable their visitors to enjoy the county's immense, unique and varied heritage.

The Derby guides can be contacted through the Tourist Information Centre in Derby's Market Place or through Keith Blood on 01332 514957.

The guides operate a series of walks around the city or can be booked for coach tours of Derby and Derbyshire.

They also give illustrated talks to interested groups on a variety of subjects and locations assocaited with Derbyshire.

Our virtual tour of Derby starts at the north end of what was once the A6 trunk road through the city centre and which is now a fine pedestrian shopping area.

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Some of the photos on this tour have been provided by Derby photographer Andy Savage. You can see more pictures of Derby and Derbyshire on his site at www.derbyphotos.co.uk

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