Here are the latest travel features that have been generated by the Council’s Tourism Team. This publicity helps to raise the awareness of the city and encourages more visitors to Derby which helps boost the economy.

Here are three of the latest articles. 

The travel blog loveexploring is the latest publication to focus on the attractions of Derby. Travel writer Lottie Gross in a blog for www.loveexploring.com explained why Derby was on her list for a weekend break.

She wrote: “I’m always inspired when I go to Derby. It’s a city that exudes creativity, resilience and innovation.

“The people I’ve met are always passionate and skilled, with a modest pride in their town and work, and an acute understanding and appreciation of the history that brought them here today.

“What’s most interesting is how Derby’s past can be traced throughout its streets. Hundreds of years old, red brick houses are juxtaposed with modern architectural constructions – see the University of Derby’s striking copper-and-glass building at 1 Friar Gate Square, next door to a couple of 18th-century houses on the corner of Ford Street and Friar Gate..

Lottie gave a breakdown of a weekend in Derby. Have a read of her article.

 

Derby is also featured in a Daily Mirror article entitled: ‘101 free family days out in the UK for summer 2017.’

‘No 48 – Get Creative in Derby’ – The Quad in Derby (pictured) has a programme of free creative, digital and art drop-in events for families over the summer, plus a robot-themed exhibition.

 

And, finally, Derby’s Cathedral Quarter is included in a feature put together for the website VisitBritain which is a national guide to shopping.

“Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and beautiful historic surroundings, the Cathedral Quarter in Derby is the perfect place to do a spot of shopping and enjoy a lively café culture by day and kick back with a pint of real ale at night…