Situated within the predominantly rural borough of East Staffordshire, just 11 miles south of Derby and 30 miles north-west of Birmingham, Burton-upon-Trent is a richly varied town with a population of 80,000.
The name Burton-upon-Trent is synonymous throughout the world with quality beers – a tradition dating back to the 13th century when Benedictine Monks reportedly discovered Burton’s water to be ideal for brewing. Today, this proud link remains as strong as ever, with names such as Bass, Marston’s and Ind Coope still based in the town.
Sport and Leisure
There is a wealth of beautiful countryside within easy reach of Burton, including the Derbyshire Peak District, Staffordshire’s Cannock Chase and the legendary forests of Nottinghamshire.
Alton Towers – Britain’s premier leisure park – is just half an hour away, and the Burton area is surrounded by some of the country’s finest stately homes including Shugborough, the home of Lord Lichfield, Sudbury Hall and Calke Abbey. The nearby market town of Uttoxeter is well known for its national hunt racecourse, while Tutbury’s traditional glass making factories and ruined castle are popular local landmarks.
There is a thriving cultural scene within Burton and the surrounding areas, with a wide variety of live entertainments, nightlife, arts and cinemas to suit most tastes.
Sport and recreational facilities abound in Burton and the surrounding areas. As well as excellent sports and leisure amenities within the town itself, notable local features include Donnington Park motor racing, Belfry golf course (PGA headquarters and frequent host to the Ryder Cup), ski centres in Tamworth and Swadlincote, plus a wide variety of indoor, outdoor and water sports.
Housing, Schooling, Shopping, Travelling…
The Burton area is well served for housing, with a range of towns and villages offering attractive accommodation below the national average prices for comparable properties. A wide choice of high quality education is available, spanning the state and independent sectors, while good shopping facilities exist within Burton itself and in the many town’s and cities reached easily by road or rail. Burton lies near the heart of Britain’s transport network, with three airports within around one hour’s drive together with ready access to the M1 and M6 motorways and several major railway stations.