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Welcome to Burton on Trent Leisure Guide

a tourist guide to places of interest, hotels, entertainment, leisure centres, gyms, pubs, bars, restaurants, shopping and local services in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, UK.
Now with a new Local Services Directory of local businesses in the Burton on Trent (DE13, DE14 & DE15 postal districts).

display of stacked beer barrels

Straddling the River Trent, Burton on Trent (also known as Burton upon Trent) has been associated with the brewing industry for centuries and is internationally known as "The brewing capital of Great Britain". Brewing still has a great significance and the townscape is still dominated by brewery buildings.

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Burton on Trent is the Coors Visitors Centre and Museum of Brewing. Click on logo below for info.

Cooper Brewing vessel

Coors Visitors Centre and Museum of Brewing

The Coors Visitor Centre and Museum of Brewing
formerly known as The Bass Museum) has
undergone extensive renovation and refurbishment and has reopened
as the "The National Brewery Centre"

JJB Sports Burton
Fitness First Burton
Gymophobics Burton

Burton on Trent has a wide range of good hotels, restaurants, pubs and bars - and being the centre of the UK brewing trade, you can be sure that any beers (or other beverages) you are served will be of the finest quality. If you then need to work off some of the extra calories, why not try out some of the excellent fitness and gym facilities in the town?

Meadowside Burton
Shobnall Tennis Courts
Shobnall Leisure Centre
Burton on Trent has several major shopping centres in the town. These include Coopers Square, Octagon Centre and Burton Place as well as traditional shopping arcades such as the Abbey Arcade.

Coopers Square Burton

Abbey Arcade Burton Octagon Centre Burton

One of Burton upon Trent's claims to fame is that it is the home of Marmite.

For many years spent brewer's yeast, the by-product of the brewing process, had been discarded and its potential as a valuable food source lay undiscovered.

However in 1902 the Marmite Food Company Limited was formed and a small factory was opened in Burton-on-Trent using the yeast extract to produce a nutitious product for popular consumption called "Marmite". The rest is history!

staffordshire hoard   In July 2009, "The Staffordshire Hoard" an unparalleled treasure consisting of over over 1500 individual items find dating from Anglo-Saxon times (now valued at £3.285 million) was discovered. The exact located of the field in Staffordshire cannot be revealed. In the 7th and 8th centuries the area of Staffordshire where the hoard was found was part of the kingdom of Mercia.

How to get to Burton on Trent