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BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel

119 London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2QR

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (80 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel, Derby

Royal Crown Derby

The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company, located on a 4.5-acre site in the city, has an international reputation for producing quality decorated bone china and gifts. A Visitor Centre and factory provide an insight into the traditions, history and the skills that go into making the china.

Available : Daily

Farmers' Market

Every third Thursday of the month, the large open area of the Market Place in Derby is enlivened by a dozen stalls selling locally grown and sourced produce.

Available : Feb 2013 (monthly)

CAMRA Summer Beer Festival

Derby is the Real Ale capital of England, and local producers come out in force for the annual CAMRA Summer Beer Festival. The Assembly Rooms are mobbed by beer-lovers eager to sample the scores of real ales on offer.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Big Fun Run

Derby gets active as The Big Fun Run comes to Darley Park. The 5km organised annual run invites people of all ages to take part, in the name of whatever charity they want to support and, hopefully, to have some fun.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Darley Park Concert

Derby's Darley Park attracts people in their thousands for this classical concert, armed with blankets, picnic hampers and candles. Past events have included a community parade, Spitfire displays and a programme of musical crowd-pleasers. The evening closes with a fireworks display.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Derwent Valley Heritage Way

For those that like the outdoor life, the Derwent Valley Heritage Way offers the chance to explore a 55-mile stretch of Derbyshire through fields and along woodland paths and tracks.

Available : Daily

Derby Cathedral

With its impressive perpendicular tower, the second-highest in England, Derby Cathedral has been dominating the local skyline since the 16th century. Look out for Robert Bakewell's famous wrought iron screen, which is so intricate that it appears like lacework.

Available : Daily

Derby Museum of Industry & History

Derby Industrial Museum is on the site of the world's oldest factories, the Silk Mills built by George Sorocold in the early 18th century. The foundations and parts of the tower from the 1717 mill are still visible.

Available : Daily

The Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of Industry and History

The Silk Mill - Derby's Museum of Industry and History - tells the story of the industrial heritage of the city and its people. The museum is housed in the historic Silk Mill, the oldest in the world and part of the 15-mile stretch of the Derwent Valley Mills, which collectively are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Available : Daily

Pride Park Stadium

Take a guided tour and discover what goes on behind the scenes at the Pride Park Stadium, home of Derby County Football Club.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Derbyshire Phantoms

The Friends Provident T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Derbyshire Phantoms play their home games in Derby and Chesterfield.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Pickford's House Museum

Visitors can learn about domestic life for a late Georgian professional man at Pickford's House in Derby, a Grade Ilisted building that has been renovated and recreated to its former style.

Available : Daily

Derby City Council Bonfire and Fireworks

Every year, Derby's Markeaton Park hosts an impressive pyrotechnic display to commemorate the 1605 attempt by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The free event is accompanied by a funfair.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Kedleston Hall

Kedleston Hall is a neo-Classical mansion with well-preserved interiors, landscaped gardens and park, located just outside the city of Derby.

Available : Daily

Donington Park

Set in the heart of the East Midlands, Donington Park is one of Britain's most popular racing circuits. It hosts several exhibitions and events throughout the year, but is best-known for being the home of the British Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Available : Daily

Download Festival

The Download Festival at Donington Park features more heavy metal bands than you can shake a studded wristband at. The festival campsite is open from midday on Wednesday and there are campsite lockers available for your valuables.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Splendour Festival

Nottingham's magnificent Wollaton Park hosts the popular Splendour Festival, attracting big international names in the world of pop and indie music. Apart from three music stages, there's also a funfair, a comedy stage and a kids' area.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Ashbourne Show

Thousands of visitors gather at Ashbourne's Polo Ground to enjoy a day out at the town's annual agricultural show. With a variety of classes for cattle and sheep, the competition is keen. There's a vintage tractor and classic car parade too.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Atlow Mill

Tucked away in a secluded valley in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, Atlow has been the site of a mill for more than 1000 years. But now, instead of grinding wheat into flour, it opens its doors to those who are seeking new ways of dealing with the challenges of life.

Available : Daily

Nottingham Pride

Nottinghamshire Pride brings together a huge variety of performers together to appear at the Forest Recreation Ground. Four stages play host to live music and their are outreach programs and stalls promoting diversity and discussion of LGBT issues.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Nottingham Carnival

Not to be confused with the larger-scale Notting Hill Carnival in London, Nottingham hosts its own colourful Caribbean street party at Forest Recreation Ground. Expect a parade, food (lots of jerk chicken), live music and plenty of colour.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Nottingham City Bonfire Night

The Nottingham Forest Recreation Ground hosts a bonfire, fireworks display and funfair on the site of the famous annual Goose Fair. Warm your hands over the fire, eat some candyfloss and enjoy the fireworks on a traditional rocket-filled night out.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Nottingham Goose Fair

Nottingham's Goose Fair, held at the Forest Recreation Ground, dates back to at least 1284. It has more than 150 state-of-the-art rides and 450 games, sideshows and stalls - from vintage carousels to the latest white-knuckle rides and children's amusements.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a 17th-century ducal mansion perched on a hill overlooking the city. Built on the site of a former medieval castle, today it houses a museum and art gallery. Don't leave without walking around the beautiful gardens.

Available : Daily

Robin Hood Pageant

Nottingham can't possibly get through the year without a nod to its most famous inhabitant. The annual Robin Hood Pageant within the walls of Nottingham Castle features jousting, comedy, real ale, comic re-enactments, live music and a replica medieval village.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Proud of its status as the country's oldest inn, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is not just another pub. With a network of caves, resident ghosts, a cursed galleon and rumours of hidden bounty, its fascinating history dates back 800 years!

Available : Daily

Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

The Museum of Nottingham Life is housed in Brewhouse Yard, a collection of five redbrick 17th-century cottages nestled at the base of Castle Rock. The museum traces the social history of the city over the past 300 years through exhibitions and reconstructed rooms and shops.

Available : Daily

Opera North Autumn Tour

Opera North, always worth catching, comes to Nottingham's Theatre Royal. Joining revivals of Puccini's Madama Butterfly (directed by Tim Albery) and Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore (directed by Jo Davies) is a new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Regional Food Market

Nottingham's monthly Regional Food Market is held on the third Friday and Saturday of every month on the Old Market Square. It attracts a flurry of foodies, who come to bag the best of local ale, cheese and rare-breed meats.

Available : Daily

Old Market Square and Council House

Nottingham's recently-refurbished Old Market Square is a bustling area and a popular meeting point. Within the square the 1920s Council House stands tall, with two stone lions at the bottom of its baroque-style pillars.

Available : Daily

City of Caves

Located beneath Nottingham's Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, the City of Caves is a cave system that has been extensively adapted by man. Visitors can explore the Anglo-Saxon tunnels and displays provide a fascinating insight into local life throughout history.

Available : Daily

Bridlesmith Gate

Bridlesmith Gate is Nottingham's shopping haven. The pedestrianised street contains the majority of the city's designer outlets, including Ted Baker and Diesel, as well as high-street staples such as Muji.

Available : Daily

Nottingham Contemporary

Opened in 2009, Nottingham Contemporary is now not only Nottingham's premier centre for contemporary art, but also one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. Its four galleries contained present a constantly changing selection of exemplary contemporary art.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Dot to Dot Festival

The Dot to Dot Festival is a unique opportunity to sample a broad range of established and up-and-coming global music acts. Various venues across Nottingham play host to this year's festival, which also visits Bristol and Manchester.

Available : May 2013 (annual)


Nottingham's nottdance is an annual festival which aims to challenge the limitations of dance. Bringing the best in local and international choreographic talent to the city it pushes to the extremes the possibilities of movement and choreography.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

British Juggling Convention

The British Juggling Convention offers several days of prestidigitation, parties and amiable mayhem. Performers, enthusiasts, mavericks and beardy-weirdies gather on the streets and stages of Nottingham in 2011.

Available : Apr 2011 (annual)

Riverside Festival

Nottingham's largest outdoor festival features live music, street theatre and fabulous fireworks. The Riverside Festival attracts 100,000 visitors to Victoria Embankment every year, embracing the city's communities during three days of colourful entertainment.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Nottingham Arena

Nottingham Arena is the city's main venue for indoor entertainment. Located in the heart of the multi-million National Ice Centre and the Lace Market, it hosts big-name artists such as Elton John and Oasis, international ice shows and sports events.

Available : Daily

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

Trent Bridge is the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and a regular venue for domestic and international matches.

Available : Daily

Bloodstock Open-Air Metal Festival

Bloodstock Open-Air Metal Festival is a must for metal heads. The number-one UK heavy rock event presents a host of international metal bands outdoors at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN The Stuart Hotel
119 London Road
Sat nav postcode:DE1 2QR

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