The city of Derby lies in England's midlands, upon the banks of the River Derwent. Derby is at the heart of the country of Derbyshire, home to England's majestic Peak District, an expansive national park with excellent walking trails and stunning views.
Derby is very easily accessed by air thanks to East Midlands airport, which lies between Nottingham and Derby. East Midlands airport receives flights from across the UK and Europe, particularly with low-cost airlines such as RyanAir and EasyJet, and is just under half an hour away from Derby thanks to the AirLink bus.
As an important city, and due to its central location in the United Kingdom, Derby is very well connected to major cities across the country. There is a direct line to London which runs many times daily, as well as direct access to Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds.
Derby's brand new coach station is located centrally in the city, and receives services from across the country. The main bus companies operating long-distance into Derby are National Express and MegaBus, which both provide a low-cost alternative to rail transportation.
With a small city centre, it's easy to explore Derby on foot. The city also lends itself naturally to cycling, due to the flat nature of the city and dedicated cycle lanes. The bus network is vast and efficient, as well as being an affordable way to access all areas of the city. Driving around Derby is easy too, as the city is not particularly congested, and is even home to the 'safest car park in the world'!