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Derby's Hidden Gems

No matter how well you think you know Derby, there’s always somewhere new to discover! Have you found these hidden gems yet?

1. St Mary on the Bridge

I was walking along the path beside the River Derwent when I happened to glance up and spot a stained glass window. Intrigued, I left the riverside, dodged across a busy road, and discovered the diminutive chapel of St Mary on the Bridge.

This unassuming building with its patchwork stones probably dates back to the 13th century, built as a place for travellers to pray as they left the town. Now the simple interior of white walls and dark wood provides a peaceful space, a refuge from the rush of traffic around it.

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The quiet and peaceful neighbourhood of Darley Abbey in the vicinity of The Abbey Pub and Brick Square. Such a lovely walk to the river and the Darley Mills complex. I have always loved this quiet yet scenic corner just to the north of Darley Abbey Park.

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I went through the arch of Jimmy’s on St James st. There are some fantastic buildings behind. I don’t know who owns them but a lot of people would not know they are there

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