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The city of Derby is located in the East Midlands area of England and lies on the River Derwent. The city of Derby has an important place in economic history as it is considered to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to the first factory in the world. The arrival of the railways in the 19th century also led Derby to become an important centre of the British rail industry.
Modern day Derby has an international reputation for advanced transport manufacturing being home to the world's second largest aircraft engine manufacturer, Rolls Royce, and to Derby Litchurch Lane Works, the UK's only remaining train manufacturer which is now owned by Bombardier. Toyota Manufacturing has its UK headquarters located just to the south of Derby at Burnaston.
Visitors to Derby can enjoy the city's notable landmarks which include Derby Cathedral, Derby Gaol, Derby Industrial Museum, Pickford's House Museum and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
The main shopping area in Derby is divided into three main areas. These are the Cathedral Quarter, the St Peters Quarter and Intu Shopping Centre. The Cathedral Quarter has a large number of shops, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants and is centered around the Cathedral.
The university city of Cambridge in eastern England is a city of crocuses and daffodils, of green open spaces and cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square. The city, perhaps best known for its world class university, is also a world class centre for technology and science. The university was the site of Rutherford's pioneering work in nuclear physics as well as Crick and Watson's DNA work.
Visitors to Cambridge can enjoy a leisurely stroll along The Backs (gardens by the River Cam behind various colleges) which will provide an insight to the city. You are able to walk through Kings College and onto Kings Parade. Visitors also enjoy spending time on the water on punts or in rowing boats. Punts can be hired in the city.
The Cambridge Summer Music Festival may be the most romantic way to appreciate the magnificent architecture of the many College Chapels. You can listen to a concert performed in their marvelous acoustics. Cambridge Summer Music offers world class performances in the well-known Chapel of King's College as well as many of the city's hidden gems.