Another city in the United Kingdom worth visiting is the city of Derby. It is situated on the western banks of the Derwent. Opposite the Derwent is Derventio, a Roman fort. The first silk mill in England was built here by John Lombe during the year 1715. Shortly after, William Duesbury established the first porcelain manufacturing company in 1756. Thus, silk and porcelain has brought about prosperity to the town as well. It was in 1877 that the Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company was founded. In addition, Derby is also noted for manufacturing china. Aside from that, Derby is known for its Rolls-Royce works. It was in 1906 that Derby got involved in the motor industry. Frederick Henry Royce started the company and began to export cars right away.
The city of Derby has benefited from the Industrial Revolution back in the 18th century. During that time, several buildings were built and established that can still be seen today. Most of the lovely buildings you'll see are located at the heart of Derby. One of the lovely buildings created includes a cathedral. Also, its Peak District has a lot of attractive sights to see for the tourists. It has now been converted to a national park. Other tourist attractions in the city of Derby are discussed below. The Crich National Tramway Museum along Matlock Road features an open-air tram museum. Popularly called the Crich, it will take you to what seems to be an almost different and forgotten world. There are over 40 horse-drawn trams, steam-powered trams, and electric trams as well. Various trams from all over the world are gathered at the Crich National Tramway Museum. It gives you a glimpse of the history of the tram from 1873 to the year 1953. Another popular attraction in Derby is the Kedleston Hall. It is the residence of the prominent Curzon family. It is known as the premium or finest Adam house in the whole of England since it was reformed by Robert and James Adam in the late 18th century. The main features of this fine house include 20 pink alabaster pillars, a magnificent marble hall, not to mention the fine furniture from Chippendale and many other leading cabinetmakers. Kedleston Hall features six Corinthian columns in its northern facade. It was created by James Paine in the 17th century. This lovely home is so big that it has its own chapel built in the 12th century. It also has an Indian Museum! Another notable sight to see when you visit the city is the Derby Cathedral. It is known as the Church of All Saints. It was in 1927 that it became a Cathedral. The Cathedral features a 16th century tower that stands 210 feet high. In 1722, the church was remodeled by James Gibbs. Other features of the Cathedral include the tombs of Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury and Henry Cavendish. Many other attractions are to be enjoyed in the city of Derby. Some of them are the Georgian houses, Melbourne Hall, the Industrial Museum in the Silk Mill, and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
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