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Introducing Derby

The Industrial Revolution created a major manufacturing centre out of Derby, which made its name churning out such varied goods as silk, china, railways and Rolls-Royce aircraft engines. Not the prettiest town, it is a useful stepping stone to some lovely Derbyshire countryside. And while you’re here you can delve into the history of English engineering, the bone-china industry and sample a pint in a city that residents claim to be the real-ale capital of the UK.