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While you are staying at Hallmark Hotel and find you have a little spare time, here are some of the interesting things to do in Derby.

The Derby Arena and Velodrome, 7 miles

The new arena is primarily a space for sports and physical activity. It has a 250-metre indoor cycle track.

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Donington Park, 15 miles

Donington Park is a motorsport circuit near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the pre-war period.

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Calke Abbey, 17 miles

Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed country house near Ticknall, Derbyshire, England, in the care of the charitable National Trust. The site was an Augustinian priory from the 12th century until its dissolution by Henry VIII.

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Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 5 miles

Derby's Museum and Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings in the world as well as a huge collection of intriguing treasures including an Egyptian Mummy.

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The Cathedral Quarter, 5 miles

Unique independent shops, great cafés, restaurants and bars, stunning arts and cultural venues and historical landmarks - Derby's Cathedral Quarter has it all. Meander through historical streets with arcades and hidden entrances and discover a myriad of specialist stores and independent retailers.

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Peak District National Park, 15 miles

This National Park offers breath-taking views and fantastic opportunities for cycling, walking and wildlife watching.

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Heights of Abraham, 23 miles

Since first opening its gates to visitors in 1780s the Heights of Abraham has become one of the Peak District's most popular destinations and now has an unforgettable cable car ride.

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Alton Towers, 23 miles

Alton Towers Resort is a theme park, water park, and hotel complex in Staffordshire.

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Bolsover Castle, 32 miles

Bolsover Castle was founded in the 12th century by the Peverel family, who also owned Peveril Castle in Derbyshire. It came under royal control in 1155.

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Mickleover Golf Club, 1 mile

This is the only private members golf club in Derby. It also welcomes visitors and societies. The course measures 5,745 yards, par 69 off the white tees and 5,689 yards, par 70 off the yellow tees. 

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Intu Derby Shopping Centre, 5 miles

Intu Derby, formerly The Eagle Centre, then Westfield Derby, is a large indoor shopping centre in the centre of the town. 

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Royal Crown Derby Museum, 5 miles

The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre gives visitors an insight into the traditions, history and the skills that go into making Royal Crown Derby china so special.

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Derby County FC, 6 miles

This club is notable for being one of the 12 founder members of the Football League in 1888, and is one of only ten clubs to have competed in every season of the English football league system.

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Kedleston Hall, 8 miles

Spectacular 18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and parkland
Take a trip back in time to the 1760s at this spectacular neo-classical mansion framed by historic parkland.

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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, 10 miles

Late 17th-century house with lavish interiors and the Museum of Childhood offers two contrasting experiences side by side. Sudbury Hall has 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. 

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Denby Pottery, 12 miles

Discover a delightful selection of shops clustered around our courtyard, including the Home, Garden, Cookery and Gift Shops and of course our flagship Denby Factory Shop.

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Carsington Water, 17 miles

Activity centre offering kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and cycling.

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The Peak District Lead Mining Museum, 23 miles

Discover more about lead mining and how it shaped the landscape. You can also experience underground conditions at the authentic 1920s Temple Mine. The Peak District Lead Mining Museum is within The Grand Pavilion, in the picturesque spa town of Matlock Bath.

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Haddon Hall, 28 miles

Described by Simon Jenkins in “1000 Best Houses” as “the most perfect house to survive from the middle ages”. Set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, parts of the house date from the 12th century.

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Drayton Manor Park & Zoo, 29 miles

A theme park packed with great rides and attractions set in 280 acres of lakes and parkland. Drayton Manor features some of the biggest, wettest and scariest rides around. Apocalypse is the world’s first stand up tower drop. Shockwave is Europe’s only stand up rollercoaster.

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Wedgwood Visitor Centre, 30 miles

The new World of Wedgwood offers a reinvented interactive factory tour, creative studios, inspiring flagship retail store, stylish Wedgwood tearooms, and a restaurant championing locally sourced produce.

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Monkey Forest, 33 miles

Set in 60 acres of beautiful Staffordshire woodland and meadows, 140 monkeys live in total freedom. You are plunged into the Barbary macaques’ fascinating world as you hear rustling in the trees, chattering in a strange language and see the monkeys crashing through branches. 

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White Post Farm, 33 miles

For 20 years White Post Farm has been entertaining millions of kids and adults, giving them the chance to get up close to thousands of friendly animals, such as chicks, llamas, rabbits, cows and pigs.

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Gulliver’s Kingdom, 23 miles

The wide range of rides and attractions - from the Western World and pirates play area, to the log flume and Drop Tower – makes Gulliver’s Kingdom one of the best theme parks for children in the UK.

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Twycross Zoo, 21 miles

Here you can see the largest collections of monkeys and apes in the Western World, at the World Primate Centre.

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Uttoxeter Race Course, 16 miles

National Hunt racecourse in Uttoxeter.

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Chatsworth House, 34 miles

The magnificent stately home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in Derbyshire.

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