Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Derby

Enjoy the history and other features of Derby. Well known for its archaeology, kayaking and football games, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Ashby de la Zouch Castle and Nottingham Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Derby

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Derby a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Denby Pottery (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Donington Park Racing Circuit (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Crich Tramway Village (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Ashbourne Golf Club (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Rushcliffe Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Bulwell Forest Golf Club (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Derby

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Derby is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carsington Water (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Lea Gardens (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Heights of Abraham (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Dovedale National Nature Reserve (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • National Memorial Arboretum (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Victoria Park (25.7 mi / 41.3 km)

Transportation to and around Derby

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Nottingham (NQT), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Derby Midland Station, Peartree Station and Spondon Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Derby?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 303 holiday lettings near Derby. From 127 Cabins to 127 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Derby for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Derby?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Derby. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Derby Midland Station: 846 holiday homes
  • University of Derby: 908 holiday homes
  • Royal Derby Hospital: 912 holiday homes
  • Westfield Centre: 863 holiday homes
  • Derby Cathedral: 911 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Derby! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Derby?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Derby with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Bakewell: 1,356 holiday lettings
  • Nottingham: 494 holiday lettings
  • Belper: 695 holiday lettings
  • Ashford in the Water: 997 holiday lettings
  • Matlock Bath: 701 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Derby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Derby. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Derby Midland Station: 846 holiday rentals
  • University of Derby: 908 holiday rentals
  • Royal Derby Hospital: 912 holiday rentals
  • Westfield Centre: 863 holiday rentals
  • Derby Cathedral: 911 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.