If you rent a caravan in Derby, or surrounding areas, you can take advantage of the many cultural, arts and shopping experiences in the area, without having to spend most of your budget on accommodation. Derby’s Cathedral Quarter is a very family orientated destination, with mainly pedestrianised, shopping areas, cafes and restaurants and several venues offering activities for young people and children. Shopping is a pleasant experience here with independent retailers and specialist stores that make it a really thrilling and exclusive location to shop around its historical streets.
Derby is well serviced by public transport, having a nearby Bus Station which operates local routes including National Express national routes to the City. It has several licensed taxi ranks and numerous long and short stay car parks that take you to the area of the Cathedral Quarter.
Art Galleries and Museums
The Cathedral Quarter is at the centre of the city’s cultural hub, offering spectacular art galleries, band gigs, contemporary dance performances, orchestral concerts, museums, plays and films. The Derby Museum, home to the World renowned Joseph Wright collection of paintings, is recommended for those seeking museum-based activities with its regular programme of events and trials. You could also pay a visit to the Silk Museum on Cathedral Green.
Built in the 16th Century, this iconic landmark of the City is the tower of Derby Cathedral, which boasts the oldest set of ten bells in the country.
The Cathedral itself is a major tourist attraction and includes memorials to Georgiana Spencer, wife of one of the Dukes of Devonshire, and to Bess of Hardwick. At springtime birdwatchers from around the world gather to watch the family of peregrines who nest in the tower every year.
A programme of outdoor events is organized most Saturdays throughout the year in the area. The CQ Saturdays Street Circus held on the second Saturday of each month through May to September, features a variety of street theatre and circus acts. From 11am to 3pm at the Waterfall in the Market Place, these events lead up to the Derby Feste which is held on the last weekend in September.
Victorian Market Hall
The Cathedral Quarter boasts an iconic Victorian Market Hall, a traditional retail market experience with a wide range of businesses offering everything from fish, meat, fresh fruit to household goods, gifts, hobbies and much more.
Rent a caravan in Derby from private owners
In recent times it has become more popular to rent a caravan for a short break or a holiday in many counties, and Derby is no exception. Holiday cottage and Hotel rental prices can be quite expensive, but if you choose to rent a caravan in Derby it’s usually much more economical. Rates can differ depending on how luxurious the holiday caravan is, but there is normally something to suit every price range. On Rent My Caravan you book directly with private owners so there are no agent’s fees or commissions to pay.