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About Derby, England
Derby is a city in the East Midlands region of England, 24km west of Nottingham and 77km south of Sheffield. Located on the River Derwent, it has a population of close to 250,000. Car hire in Derby is a great way to access cities across the heart of England, putting you within easy reach of towns such as Worcester (122km), Peterborough (121km).
The first factory in the world - Lombe's Mill - was built in Derby, which is seen as the crucible of the Industrial Revolution. Its strategic location in the heart of Britain, combined with the advent of the railways in the 19th century, meant that Derby enjoyed a strategic place in British industry. Nowadays, it is best known for advanced transport manufacturing, with Derby home to the world's second-biggest aero-engine maker (Rolls Royce).
Landmarks in Derby include Derby Cathedral tower, which soars to almost 69 metres. Dating back to 1756, Derby Gaol is another visitor attraction. Other places of interest include Darley Abbey, Derby Arboretum, and Westfield Shopping Centre.