The Cathedral of All Saints or Derby Cathedral has been in existence since 943 and is one of the most beautiful, historical landmarks in the region. The present-day building dates back nearly three hundred years and is joined by a tower that is considerably older.
Monuments, tributes and quiet spaces
Inside the Cathedral you will find important monuments of Derby's past, such as the tomb of Bess of Hardwick and the memorial of Florence Nightingale. The Cathedral is a fascinating place to visit with dozens of historical items to explore. Guests will be astonished to discover the light and airy look and feel of the Cathedral of All Saints. The intricate Bakewell Screen is one of the Cathedral's central features. Upon exploration, guests will also discover a peaceful place to be still and have some alone time - in the tiny, yet quaint St. Katherine's Chapel.
Book a tour to the top of the tower
Guests of the cathedral are encouraged to book a guided tour to the top of the tower to get the best experience when traversing this wonderful landmark. The Derby Cathedral elegantly towers above the city and stands as the second highest perpendicular church tower in all of England. Take your time, relax and take-in all the beauty that this incredible structure has to offer, as you ascend the somewhat daunting 189 steps toward the apex - where you'll be perfectly perched to immerse yourself in a stunning birds-eye view of Derby city and the surrounding four counties.
Bells will be ringing
The church bells of Derby Cathedral are special for many reasons, with the most impressive being the set of 10 belles chiming throughout the city, remaining as the oldest set in the world - cast in the year 1520, during the reign of Henry VIII, making them also one of the oldest working objects in the entire city of Derby.
More than just a cathedral, see exciting events
The Derby Cathedral provides more than just religious services to the community, hosting several entertainment events throughout the calendar year. The Sixteen returns to Derby Cathedral to perform one of the cornerstones of the classical repertoire, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, whereas the Derby High & Grammar Schools join together for a wonderful Spring Choral concert. The Derby Concert Orchestra is also back to deliver fabulous classical pieces from Lyador, Stravinsky and Rachmaninov. Acclaimed international pianist Margaret Fingerhut has devised a very special concert to raise funds for City of Sanctuary refugee groups and Ben Holder Hot Club de Paris Quartet pays homage to the incredible music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The cathedral hosts a bevy of events throughout the calendar year. Guests are encouraged to visit them online as you plan your trip. There's so much for tourists and locals to see and do at a cathedral that is considered by many to be a work of art worth seeing on its own.