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Travelling around Burton upon Trent

Travelling around Burton upon Trent

Sitting on the River Trent, the industrial town of Burton-upon-Trent is well-known for its history of brewing. However, this isn’t the town’s only claim to fame, as it’s also the birthplace of Marmite, and the capital of the National Forest. With lots going for it and known locally as Burton, take the time to come and explore everything this Staffordshire town has to offer.

With several forms of public transport on offer, it’s easy to get around Burton-upon-Trent. Arriva runs several bus services in and around the area, which provide connections to Derby and Leicester, with several major stops in between.

1889 sign in Burton Upon Trent

Aside from its well-known connections to the brewing industry, the area was the site of two major battles. The first took place in 1322 when Edward II defeated the rebel Earl of Lancaster, and the second was fought after the Royalists captured the town in 1643, during the first English Civil War.