Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
Burton upon Trent is a lovely market town which is most famous for its Brewing Industry. The river trent runs through and the washlands offer an informal parkland in the centre of the town. The town centre is pedestrianised and has a number of shopping centres and has many cafes, bars and specialist shops as well as the main high street chains. There is open air market and an indoor market hall.
The Abbey was originally how the town was established, the monks found that the water was ideal for brewing which in turn lead to a growing industry in the town. The Trent was an important factor in the distribution of the Ale which was exported to the Baltic ports. At one time it is thought that there were up to 40 breweries in town. There were many Inns for travelers passing through the town.
Places to visit in and around Burton Upon Trent
Coors Visitor Centre - Museum with historic vehicles, shire horses and a micro brewery
Marstons Visitors Centre - See the brewing process and enjoy a taste.
Tutbury Castle and Tutbury - see the arts and crafts with the famous Georgian Crystal Works
Branston Water Park - 40 acres of water with walks around the lake a children's play area and picnic sites, wind surfing and boating.
CineWorld - in Guild Street
Drakelow Power Station in the South
Claymills Pumping Station and museum in the North
Branston - Yes that's where the famous Branston pickle was invented.
Marmite Factory - Made from a by product of the brewing industry
Burton Albion Football Club
Burton Market with many stalls on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Barton Marina - walking, boating pubs and restaurants and a wonderful wildlife setting
Coopers Square Shopping Centre - good parking and all the main high street chains.
Burton Place Shopping Centre
Byrkley Park Garden Centre - Set in a Victorian walled garden A great outing for gardeners and there is a restaurant.
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Meadowside Leisure Centre
Branston Golf & Country Club
Burton Ghost Walks