Why not make (another) weekend of Burton?

They say there’s so much to do in Burton that one weekend’s NEVER enough so…..

 

 

Things to do and see: Highlights are below, but more ideas and direct links to the places below can be found here:   

 
  • Marstons Brewery – Join the Brewery Tour
  • Blithfield Reservoir at Abbots Bromley – 790 acres of water and 250 acres of woodland
  • Fradley Junction at Arlewas – Where the Trent, Mersey and Coventry canals meet
  • The National Memorial Arboretum – The Nation’s focus for remembrance in the National Forest near Lichfield
  • Barton Marina Fishery – 13 acre fishery for Rainbow Trout fly fishing
  • Branston Water Park – Woodland, Wetland and wildflower meadows supporting a variety of bird and wildlife
  • Tutbury Castle – Fantastic views from this 11th Centruy Ruin

 Looking for somewhere to stay?:

 
Looking for something nice to eat:
 
 
I want pubs near the ground: 
 
 
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Can't get enough of the Pirelli

 
History and stuff:
  
Burton was founded around the monastery of St Bodwen, one of the few not destroyed by Henry VIII. One of the monks there, Friar Coors, had a particularly nasty habit in which he kept his hops. One day he tripped dropping his hops in a fermenting barrel, and he accidentally invented beer.  To this day the town has a strong brewing industry and this heritage has led to the club nicknaming themselves the Brewers.

The busy market town straddles the River Trent and is within the National Forest. Robin Hood was probably a famous resident of the town at one stage. His dashing green clothing gained national recognition, which ultimately led to him and his merry men founding the famous Burton’s clothing shops which he named after the town. 

What’s missing from this guide?: Add your comments below! 

I’m sorry to say that I won’t SEE U’s THERE!

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