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Derby Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

 

Derby is a cultural and historical city in United Kingdom. It is situated on the bank of river Derwent. The history of the city indicates that it has connections with Saxons and Romans. The city of Derby witnessed industrial revolution in 1700s. Derby was awarded the status of a city in 1977. Derby is famous for its parks, historical buildings and wonderful landscapes. The landmarks of Derby are famous throughout the United Kingdom. Some of the most popular sights and visiting places of Derby include the following.

Derby Cathedral

It is very famous church in Derby. Originally, it was founded by King Edmund I in 943. It was renovated and reconstructed many times. The current cathedral was constructed in the 14th century. The tower of cathedral is more than 64 feet tall. Some of the famous dignitaries who are buried here include Henry Cavendish, William Ponsonby and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.

Derby Industrial Museum

It is located in a famous silk Mill in Derby. It is wonderful cultural heritage of the city.

Pickford's House Museum

It is a prominent Georgian house built by Joseph Pickford in 1770. Museum showcases the costumes and antiques of 18th and 19th centuries. Museum is funded and controlled by Derby City Council.

Derby Heritage Centre

It was established in 1992 and serves as a Ladies Hairdressing Salon. The original form and shape of building is retained.

Derby Museum and Art Gallery

It is houses in a very beautiful building given by Michael Thomas Bass. It has wonderful historical collection of Georgian and Victorian eras. Derby Museum also displays the belongings of natural history, geology, archeology and Derby’s culture.

Derby Gaol

It is one of the most popular tourism attractions in Derby. It has been served as an imprisonment place. It also features a small museum that shows the history of execution. The site of Derby Gaol is maintained by Richard Felix and his son Edwards.

St Alkmund's Church

It is one of the most popular Victorian Buildings in Derby. The church was built in 1846. The church has high pillars, stone arch and wonderful interior walls.

Pride Park Stadium

It serves as a park and stadium having capacity of more than 33,000 spectators. It was opened in 1997. Pride Park stadium has been used for different tournaments and sporting events throughout the year.

Elvaston Castle

It is a country park in Derbyshire. It covers more than 200 acres of land. It was originally built in 1633. Elvaston covers parkland, garden and woodland. It also serves as a playground for different species of animals and birds.

   
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