Not renowned as a tourist destination, Derby advertises itself as 'The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution'. A city of around 240,000 inhabitants and slap-bang in the middle of England, there are a few sights in Derby that might warrant a stop here.
East Midlands Airport (EMA) is the main gateway, located about 25 kilometres from Derby.
Ryanair flies to Alicante, Belfast, Bergerac, Berlin, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Dinard, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Granada, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Limoges, Lodz, Málaga, Marrakech, Milan, Murcia, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Reus (Barcelona), Riga, Rimini, Rome, Rzeszów, Tenerife-South, Turin, Valencia and Wroclaw.
Many more budget airlines and charter airlines fly to places throughout Europe, including Bmibaby, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
To/from the airport
The airport has excellent connections to the motorway network by using the M1 and M42. The closest railway station is East Midlands Parkway, which is 6 kilometres away. If you book a taxi in advance you can have a reduced price getting to the railway station, as buses don't go here anymore. Skylink branded bus services operate to and from Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Coalville.
|East Midlands Guesthouse||100A Douglas Street||Guesthouse||-|
|International Hotel Derby||International Hotel 288 Burton Road||Hotel||-|
|Rangemoor Park||Macklin Street Derby DE1 1LF||Guesthouse||-|
|YHA Hartington Hall||Hartington Buxton||Hostel||-|
|The Derby Conference Centre B&B||Catalis London Road||Hotel||83|
|Heritage Hotel||Macklin Street||Hotel||-|
|New Bath Hotel||New Bath Road||Hotel||-|
|Smart Aston Court Derby||Midlands Road Derby||Hotel||-|
See also: International Telephone Calls
The Royal Mail provides postal services in the United Kingdom. The Royal Mail's store fronts are called Post Office and offer services ranging from sending letters and packages to foreign currency exchange. Use the branch locator to find the nearest Post Office branch. An alternative includes TNT Post.
It's common for a post office to be incorporated into a grocery store, where there will be a small counter located at the back of the store for dealing with post related matters. All post offices are marked with signs that say 'post office' in red lettering. Post boxes can be found at any post office and standalone large red post boxes on the streets or red boxes in the sides of public buildings.
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