Derby is a city in Derbyshire, the home of Rolls Royce manufacturing. The city began as a Roman settlement and played a major part in the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing silk and cotton. After having become a city in 1977, modern Derby is a vibrant and diverse city full of beautiful landmarks and packed with things to do. With a beautiful cathedral, excellent cafes and a range of independent and high-street retailers, Derby provides things to do for history buffs, shopaholics and foodies alike. Musicians and music lovers will love the Derby Folk Festival and the Derby Feste, and young families will love the range of schools and children's activities available within the city. Properties to rent in in Derby range from affordable and stylish apartments to terraced properties fantastic for young professionals attracted by Derby's vibrant economy, to expansive family homes.