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Hi,will be visiting Derby for two weeks with family.Where are the fun places for adults and children and what are the major sites to see?

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I think we first need a bit more information from you before we can give you a sensible answer:

1) Roughly when are you making this trip ?

2) are you staying in the City of Derby, or somewhere outside it ?

3) Are you staying with relatives or in a hotel ?

4) What are your interests ?

5) Will you have acess to a car or will you be reliant on public transport ?

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Will be travelling next week.Will be staying in the city of derby in a Hotel. Wouldn't have access to car but will use public transport.Its all about the children,anything or anywhere that's fun and interesting.As for the adults,museums, historical sites, parks e.t.c.

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From the children's point of view, some of the places on this website may assist you:

www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/search.php…

Of these, the following are reasonably easy to get to using public transport:

- Matlock Bath / Heights of Abraham

- Crich tramway museum

- Midland Railway Centre or Peak Rail

- Buxton (although it is a 2 hour journey by bus)

Nottingham City Centre is also easily accessible by buses which run every 10 minutes. Family activities here include

http://www.cityofcaves.com , http://www.greensmill.org.uk

and Nottingham Castle - see www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx…

If you need transport advice for visiting any of these places, feel free to ask.

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Wow!Lots of fun places!How can we get to Abraham Heights by public transport?

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Matlock Bath (for Heights of Abraham) is well worth a visit. You can either get a train, or two buses run there. The Sixes take about an hour, the Trans Peak takes about 45 minutes, both from Derby Bus Station.

Derby doesn't have a load of tourist attractions to be fair, but the Cathedral is well worth a visit, as are the main Museum on The Strand along with Pickfords House Museum on Friar Gate. Nearby Elvaston Castle or Kedleston Hall are also well worth visiting.

For retail therapy, the ladies will love the Westfield shopping centre or the more independent places in the Cathedral Quarter on Irongate or Sadler Gate. .

The Derby Beer Festival starts on the 10th and this year is partially being held in the market Place which should be interesting.

Finally, there are regular ghost walks around the city (just google it). They are always really good.

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Timetables for buses from Derby to Matlock Bath are available here:

- Transpeak Service - derbysbus.info/times/…TPKP_130218.pdf

- Service 6.1 - derbysbus.info/times/…006T_121021.pdf

Note that as these services are operated by different bus companies, a day return ticket purchased on one service cannot be used to travel back on the other. However, you might find it cheaper to buy a Group Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket as it can be used on any bus service and will also give you a discount on the admission price - see derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/public_tra… and derbyshire.gov.uk/images/Derbyshire%20Wayfar… .

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Thanks.

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