Had been visiting Nottingham and Leicester for a few times, I decided to explore other cities nearby.
Travel a little bit further than usual, my friends and I alighted at Derby. According to some reviews that we got from classmates, we still could explore the city in one day without staying overnight.
The town was located less than 30 minutes train rides from Nottingham and Leicester. There were a few things that you can do, to take thrilling rides of Alton Towers (if you have more than a day), visit art museums or shop.
To go to the city centre, bus was the perfect transportation. There were bus directions panels so it was easy to find which bus to take. We went to St Peters Quarter and spent our day there before heading back to our dorm.