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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Derby?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 306 holiday lettings around Derby. From 177 cabins to 177 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Derby?

There's nothing as appealing as a stay in the countryside. Think leisurely walks in nature, cosy local cafes the chirping of crickets at night. We're ready. Are you? HomeAway has 90 rural getaway properties in this destination. Alternatively, you might like to try another style of setting. HomeAway has tons of options to choose from, including:

  • 41 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 35 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 18 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Derby in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a break with the family or spending a few nights away with your old school mates, it's always stacks of fun hanging out under the one roof! The great news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. Apartment holiday rentals are the top choice here for big groups of travellers. Our extensive database presently has 26 available. The holiday rentals that can provide for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 66 properties perfect for that size. Book a night for as little as £60.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be happy to discover that there are 41 rental properties that are ideal. Prices start at £71 a night.
  • Seeking rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be glad to learn we have 23 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £60 per night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your grandma and all your friends to Derby.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Derby?

Tight hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Discover our value-for-money holiday rentals today and ensure everyone in your group has enough room to move. You'll find lots of deals waiting for you in The Park. The average price in this amazing area is £74 a night, and you'll have as many as 21 holiday rentals to pick from.