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Virtual tour of Derby
East Street in Derby
East Street in the centre of the city
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. So take a tour of the city centre with us now.
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Derby's Blue Badge Guides

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Derbyshire on Film & TV tour

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Derby City Council
Derby Tourist info
Derbyshire UK.net
University of Derby


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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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Architecturally, Derby has more than 600 ‘listed’ buildings of historical or architectural importance and boasts more ghosts than York as our regular Ghost Walks will prove to you.

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Keith Blood, your tour guide
The Romans built a fort and settlement on the banks of the river Derwent here, the Saxons created a borough and minted money and the county’s aristocrats and gentry created a business centre for the wool and lead trade. The 18th and 19th centuries saw some of the finest entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and statesmen further the wealth and importance of Derby.

Through time, it has become the home of such great companies as Midland Railway with its carriage and wagon and locomotive manufacture, Rolls-Royce with its motor cars and aero engines, Royal Crown Derby porcelain and, more recently, Toyota.

Our tour 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

And don't forget to take our Derbyshire on TV and Film tour!
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