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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.

Signs for breweries in Burton Upon Trent

As you walk around the streets of Burton-upon-Trent, it’s hard to escape the town’s brewing history. Stepping into Cooper’s Square, you’ll not only find a whole host of well-known high-street stores, but also the Burton Cooper statue, which depicts a cooper. This bronze statue was commissioned in 1977 and has stood at the shopping centre since 1994.

Meanwhile, the National Brewery Centre is another excellent place to visit. Celebrating the area’s brewing past, you’ll find a history of the town here, alongside historic vehicles, a collection of shire horses and a micro-brewery inside.

For those who are looking for something other than breweries, the Magistrates’ Court is a wonderful place to visit. Featuring a stunning neo-classical design, it was built over 100 years ago by Richard Kershaw. Meanwhile, Horninglow Street drill hall is a 19th century Grade II listed building that’s simply lovely to look at.

The town sits within the northern boundary of the National Forest, which opens up a wealth of stunning areas for you to visit.