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Derby is one of the UK’s most central cities, surrounded by many things to see and do, with the added bonus of the stunning Peak District on its doorstep as somewhere to explore.

Because Derby is so centrally located it’s a popular destination for commuters, as major cities like London and Leeds are easily reached by train while motorways connect Derby to the rest of the UK.

Its popularity with commuters means there can be lots of traffic moving through Derby, which means it can be difficult to find parking. The Evology Parking app can help, letting you find and pre-book parking as well as find EV charging, perfect if you’re stopping on the way elsewhere or visiting.

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From its famous racecourse to being a hub for commuters, people visit Derby for a lot of different reasons.

Derby makes a fantastic base to explore other areas from. A lot of the attractions around the city are perfect for day trips, so having somewhere central (especially with such good transport links) can make planning a staycation to the area even easier.

You could visit for a track day or race meet, to spend a few days with friends at a music festival or to get situated before you venture into the Peak District.

Whether you’re exploring, shopping, or just passing through there’s a lot to see and do in Derby. This makes it a great place to stop on a longer road trip, giving you a chance to rest and recharge before you get back on the road.







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Top 4 things to do in Derby -

1. Calke Abbey – A stately home surrounded by picturesque gardens and grounds, Calke Abbey is a National Trust property that’s perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing day where you explore, get some fresh air and relax.

2. Castle Donington – A little outside Derby, Castle Donington is a medieval market town for most of the year, but if you’re feeling a little braver, it’s also home to Download, one of Europe’s largest heavy metal and alternative festivals.

3. Donington Park – From track days to superbike and touring car championships, Donington Park is one of the UK’s most popular racecourses. There’s a huge calendar of events and a trip there can make a fabulous focal point for your visit to Derby.

4. The Peak District – The Peak District National Park is just a short drive away from Derby. Breathtaking scenery that’s inspired writers, poets and artists for centuries, there are tonnes of trails and hikes along with camping and cycling. If you’re looking for a few days away in nature the Peak District could be perfect.

Parking in Derby

Like a lot of commuter cities, parking can be in high demand which makes finding a reliable parking space difficult as people take a break for longer road trips. Plenty of places exist to park, but spaces fill up quickly.

Finding somewhere to park, and somewhere affordable are very different things. Luckily, we can help.

Using our Evology Parking app we can help you easily find secure, affordable parking across Derby.





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Electric Vehicle charging in Derby

Derby embracing the next generation of travel, and that includes EVs.

We’re bringing the future of EV charging to Derby – we make it easy for you to find our chargers, plug-in and pay. Our Evology charging network consists of a range of destination chargers meaning you can enjoy your visit to the city whilst easily charging your car.

  • Locate EV chargers across Derby
  • Check the cost of charging in advance
  • Easily pay for your charge session
  • View charging progress whilst on the move


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Disabled parking in Derby

Derby offers several disabled parking options, with Blue Badge holders permitted to park for free in council-managed car parks and on-street pay-and-display spots. By downloading the Evology parking app you can find out all the details for our car parks and check not only for accessible parking, but also which sites have accessible facilities on site or nearby.

Pre-booking your space in advance makes your journey smoother and ensures you aren’t worrying about where to park.





Public transport in Derby

Derby is also home to some fabulous public transport links. Trains run in and out of the city all day, making commuting to cities further afield a doddle. It’s also reachable easily by road. Plus, buses run to and from the city frequently helping you get where you need to go.



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