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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday home and check out everything that makes Derby a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport to and around Derby

The nearest airport is in East Midlands (EMA), located 9 mi (14.5 km) from the city centre. 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 near Derby?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 310 holiday rentals near Derby. From 132 Cabins to 132 Cottages, find unique holiday homes 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 points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Derby?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Derby. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Derby: 913 holiday rentals
  • Royal Derby Hospital: 919 holiday rentals
  • Derby Theatre: 887 holiday rentals
  • Westfield Centre: 879 holiday rentals
  • Derby Cathedral: 917 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Derby listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Derby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 132 Cabins in Derby. Our other popular types of Derby holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 132 holiday houses
  • Houses: 97 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 132 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Derby?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Derby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.