8 Things to Do in Derby This Summer: The Stuart Hotel Guide

by | May 29, 2024 | Explore Derby

Summer in Derby is a season filled with vibrant activities, historical exploration, and beautiful landscapes. Whether you are a local or a visitor staying at The Stuart Hotel, here is a curated list of must-see attractions and experiences to make your summer in Derby unforgettable.

Derby Cathedral

Start your Derby adventure with a visit to the iconic Derby Cathedral. Known for its impressive 16th-century tower, this landmark offers more than just historical architecture. Climb the 189 steps to the top of the tower for a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. It’s a perfect way to get a lay of the land and capture stunning photos.

Derby Museum & Art Gallery

Immerse yourself in Derby’s rich cultural heritage at the Derby Museum & Art Gallery. The museum boasts a diverse range of exhibits, from local history to fine art. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the renowned Joseph Wright paintings, while history buffs can explore fascinating artifacts that tell the story of Derby through the ages.

The Peak District

For those who love the great outdoors, the Peak District is a short drive away and a must-visit. This national park is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, extensive walking trails, and picturesque villages. Whether you are hiking, cycling, or simply enjoying a picnic, the Peak District offers a serene escape from city life.

Chatsworth House

Experience the grandeur of Chatsworth House, one of the UK’s finest stately homes. Set in expansive parkland, Chatsworth features magnificent gardens, a historic house filled with art and antiques, and plenty of family-friendly activities. Spend a day exploring the lavish interiors and strolling through the beautifully maintained gardens.

Alton Towers

For a day of excitement and entertainment, head to Alton Towers. As one of the UK’s premier theme parks, it offers a variety of rides, from thrilling roller coasters to gentle attractions for younger visitors. The park also has beautiful gardens and live entertainment, ensuring a fun-filled day for all ages.

Derby Theatre

Catch a live performance at Derby Theatre, a hub of creativity and culture in the heart of the city. The theatre hosts a variety of shows, including classic plays, contemporary productions, and family-friendly performances. It’s a great way to experience the local arts scene and enjoy a night out.

Pickford’s House Museum

Step back in time at Pickford’s House Museum, the preserved home of Georgian architect Joseph Pickford. The museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Georgian life, with well-preserved rooms and exhibits that showcase the lifestyle and innovations of the 18th century. It’s an intimate and educational experience that history enthusiasts will love.

The Silk Mill Museum

Explore Derby’s industrial heritage at The Silk Mill Museum, located on the site of the world’s first factory. The museum celebrates the city’s history of innovation and industrial prowess. Learn about the significant contributions Derby has made to the industrial revolution and enjoy interactive exhibits that engage visitors of all ages.

This summer, make the most of your stay at The Stuart Hotel by exploring these diverse and exciting attractions in Derby. You can book your stay with Summer Special packages starting at £74 for Sundays and Friday & Saturday starting at £84. The package, valid on bookings until 31st August 2024, includes one night stay for two with breakfast and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. You can book directly on www.thestuart.com. Whether you are climbing cathedral towers, admiring fine art, or enjoying a roller coaster ride, your summer in Derby will be filled with unforgettable experiences.

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