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Derby lies along the banks of the scenic River Derwent, set among the rolling Derbyshire hills, just a stone's throw from the mighty Peak District. What once started as a sleepy market town quickly grew into one of the industrial hubs of the north. Today, remnants of its powerhouse past can be seen in the beautiful Victorian red-brick architecture. When you come to stay in a Derby bed and breakfast, there's an impressive array of attractions to enjoy, from contemporary art galleries to historic museums. You'll also find it the perfect jumping off point for outdoorsy adventures in the nearby Derbyshire countryside.
It doesn't matter whether you're coming on a quick break, a flying business trip or a family getaway, the bed and breakfasts in Derby have got you covered. Though the city has its fair share of hotels, nothing beats the homely hospitality and friendly atmosphere of a B&B – plus, you'll be saving cash that you can spend on the attractions and restaurants, instead. You've got lots to choose from. Some are traditional little Victorian terraced houses which, charmingly, haven't changed all that much over the years. Others are housed in pretty stone cottages, covered in creeping ivy and surrounded by private gardens. Alternatively, young couples might prefer to opt for one of the crash pads in the city centre, where they'll have easy access to the night life. Whatever your preference, you can find your perfect B&B match on Expedia, which lists every property, accompanied with detailed descriptions and candid photography. All you need to do is fire up the website, search by location, budget and date, scan through the listings and book in just a few clicks. Simple.
When you arrive at your Derby bed and breakfast, you'll be welcomed in by your friendly host. Checking in is always a breeze and while you settle into the room you can make use of the facilities, which typically include everything you might expect from a hotel. Flick on the kettle to make a hot drink while you relax on the comfortable double bed and link up to the free WiFi to start planning your weekend in Derbyshire. Some have ensuite facilities, while more budget options might have shared family-sized bathrooms. If you pick right, you could have a room that includes a desk and chair, so you can catch up on a few emails during your stay. Alternatively, opt for one of the family-sized rooms and bring the kids on your weekend getaway. Take some time to chat with the hosts, who always have great recommendations for things to do and places to see. After a peaceful night's sleep, you can head downstairs to the dining room to enjoy a proper English breakfast, the perfect way to set you up for a day of sightseeing. If Derby doesn't sound right for your break, how about exploring these things to do in Manchester, instead?
There are more things to do and places to see than you could possibly explore in just one weekend, and it's all on the doorstep of your Derby bed and breakfast. History buffs won't be disappointed with a visit to the 213-foot-high Derby Cathedral, which dates back almost 1,000 years. While you're in town, listen out for the cathedral bells, which play a different tune every morning. Afterwards, you could try one of the museums, like QUAD, an interactive creative centre which includes an indie cinema and art gallery, or Derby Museum and Art Gallery, which houses everything from a preserved Egyptian mummy to a replica war room. If you're in Derby with the family, the kids will never forgive you if you don't spend at least a day in nearby Alton Towers, a theme park packed with some of the country's best roller coasters.