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With a rental car in Derby, you can design your own self-guided tour through the United Kingdom's second most haunted town. This reputation won't be surprising after you explore all of Derby's historical sites. Though the current Derby Cathedral dates back to the fourteenth century, it was originally founded in 943. Many notable people have been buried at the cathedral, including Bess of Hardwick. Bess of Hardwick's needle work can be viewed at Derbyshire's Hardwick Hall. This gorgeous Elizabethan country house is home to a large collection of 16th century embroideries. The house and garden are open to the public, and with a rental car in Derby, it is just one of the historic sites you will see.
No trip to Derby would be complete without a visit to the Derby Arboretum. The Arboretum was dedicated in 1840, when it became the first public park in England. The Florentine Boar has become a symbol of the park. The statue was originally placed in 1806, before the parks dedication, where it lived until it was decapitated during a German air raid in 1941. A bronze replacement was dedicated in 2005, and is a must see. If you bring your lunch to the park, you are sure to receive a visit from one of its friendly grey squirrels. They love humans and will often beg for scraps. With all of the restaurants in Derby, you will be able to visit the squirrels prepared. A rental car will allow you your choice of English, French, Chinese, and Italian cuisine. The town also boasts a large selection of Indian fare.
Explore the United Kingdom with a rental car in Derby. Book online today, or speak with one of Auto Europe's helpful representatives by calling our toll free number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 888-233-5555. We are proud to offer the lowest rates in the industry. If you find a lower rate in Derby, Auto Europe will gladly match it.