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The market town of Burton upon Trent straddles the banks of the river Trent, and is situated between the cities of Lichfield and Derby.

The area is best known for brewing beer, and is home to the National Brewery Centre. www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk  For centuries brewing was Burton’s major trade, thanks to the unique characteristics of its water supply, and it is still an important part of its economy with the town currently home to eight breweries, including major names such as Coors Brewers Ltd and Marstons plc, alongside local micro-brewers such as Burton Bridge Brewery, which has six local pubs in and around Burton serving its range of traditional beers.

A by-product of the brewing industry gave rise to the development of Marmite in the town and, just nearby, in the suburb of Branston, the eponymous Branston Pickle was developed.

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Lifestyle

The attractive town centre is home to a range of High Street chains and independent shops, with several major shopping centres. These include Coopers Square, Octagon Centre and Burton Place as well as traditional shopping arcades such as the Abbey Arcade.

The town’s amateur dramatic and operatic societies put on regular performances in the town’s theatre and there are a range of sports clubs, including football league clubs, rugby union, cricket, hockey, rowing and weightlifting.

There’s a wide choice of primary and secondary schools in the town, including faith schools.  Nearby is Repton public school.   Burton & South Derbyshire College is a general further education college for around 13,000 students from Burton and the surrounding towns and villages. The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Health and Wellbeing has a presence at Burton Health Education Centre located at the Queen’s Hospital, which specialises in nursing.

Transport links

Burton upon Trent offers superb road communications via the A38 and A50.  Both East Midlands and Birmingham airports are within 30 minutes, and other destinations nearby include Stoke-on-Trent, Uttoxeter, Willington, Stafford, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Whitwick, Leicester and Kegworth.  The railway station links the town to cities such as Derby, Nottingham, London, Tamworth and Birmingham and buses also serve the neighbouring villages and further afield.

Burton is also on two routes of the National Cycle Network

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