Located on the River Derwent, Derby was initially a country town. It was later given the status of a city. This is the home to the first factory in the world. This is also considered therefore as the place where the Industrial Revolution began. The coming of the railways in this place further enhanced its popularity in the country. This place is also famous for the manufacturing of advanced transport. This is the home of Rolls Royce and is also the only train manufacturing place in the United Kingdom.
Derby Canal, Derby Cathedral, Westfield Shopping centre, Derby museum and art gallery, Darley Abbey, Cathedral Quarter, River Derwent, Derby Industrial Museum, derby Catacombs are some of the places which is immensely popular as tourist attractions in the city.
The University of Derby has two branches to cater to the growing needs of the people for higher education and research purposes. One branch is located at Buxton and the other is at Kedleston Road. Apart from this, there are a number of schools and colleges for the supporting of the education of the people.
Cricket, football, rugby, baseball, basketball, marathon sprints are some of the games which are immensely popular in this city. Derby County is the official football team of the city while the Derby RFC is the official rugby team of the city. The engagement with sports is high in this city.
Since the time the city saw the arrival of the railways, the city has been immensely well connected with railways. Apart from rails, the city also has good bus, coach and air services for the people.