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Things to do in Burton upon Trent

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#1 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Category: Historic Sites
Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38
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#3 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Category: Tours
Owner description: Expanding from his already successful malting business, the first brewery was founded by John Marston at Horninglow in... more » Owner description: Expanding from his already successful malting business, the first brewery was founded by John Marston at Horninglow in Burton-on-Trent, where Marston's™ soon developed a reputation for producing beers of the highest quality and taste.Rival brewers from London including Manns, Crossman and Paulin, who had the Albion Brewery built in 1874, relocated to Burton to take advantage of the very individual nature of the water.Towards the end of the century, when scientists started to claim that they could recreate Burton water artificially, the London brewers decided that transport costs could be now be saved, and returned to the capital.When Mann, Crossman & Paulin left town in 1897, they left behind arguably the best brewery in town. Following the merger with the Thompson's Brewery in 1897 Marston's moved into the Albion Brewery on Shobnall Road a year later. The Albion has been described as a 'cathedral of brewing'. A prime spot in the best brewing town in the world.The Albion Brewery was 'constructed according to the most approved model of modern times'. Pleasantly situated in rural surroundings, the brewery included a big cooperage, ale stores, stables, wells, its own railways sidings, and cottages to house selected employees. Marston's™ passion for cricket and dedication to its people is evident right from the beginning of its move to the Albion Brewery, as The Burton Mail of March 11th 1899 notes, 'the directors have given the cricketers a well laid out and well appointed field in which to carry the colours of the firm to victory'.The Albion Brewery was compact, efficient, and pleasing on the eye. Barnard visited in 1888, rating it as the ninth largest in the country by output. He described how all the large mains and pipes were laid along walls or under vessels, so as not to obstruct the light or 'mar the elegance of the building'. He commented on the purity of the water, and of the beer. « less
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#4 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Category: Breweries
Owner description: Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells the story of the birthplace of british beer, its... more » Owner description: Re-opened in 2010, the Centre incorporates the former Bass Museum and tells the story of the birthplace of british beer, its people and the history of brewing in the UK. Our tour guides offer daily tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm each day and really bring the story to life. Sample some of the excellent real ales brewed at the Centre's Worthington Micro Brewery or enjoy a bar meal or a full flagon banquet in our restaurant with a beer and food guide to help you appreciate the flavours of beer. The Centre's corporate and function rooms (and our 400 capacity permanent marquee) are set in the historic brewery buildings and offer a great venue for your company function, weddings, parties and social gatherings. « less
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#5 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals,... more » Owner description: A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather. You can meet and feed the animals, explore the outdoor Funfield and have fun in the huge indoor play area. Meet a host of farm animals including pigs, sheep, cows and goats. In the spring and summer you can also bottle feed our lambs. You can cuddle a rabbit or guinea pig and see our more unusual animals such as alpaca, reindeer and chipmunks. We also have daily animal activities including pony grooming, milking demonstrations and egg collecting. The huge Funfield features a range of have a go activities including Go-Karts, assault course, mini golf, jumping pillow and in the summer the Water Splash Out. Why not take a tractor and trailer ride around the farm and look out for the scarecrows? The 3000m² indoor playbarn features a huge soft play area with demon drop slides. There's an under 5's area with a ball pit and giant Lego construction zone. Enjoy eating out or picnicking at one of our landscaped areas on sunny days, or in our airy 120-seat restaurant. In the summer, the Farm is home to a huge 10 acre maize maze. So take on the challenge of 3 miles of pathways, bridges and viewing towers. « less
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#7 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#8 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Owner description: Golf driving range with 16 bays, floodlit. Snacks and drinks available. We also have a nine golf course consisting of par 4... more » Owner description: Golf driving range with 16 bays, floodlit. Snacks and drinks available. We also have a nine golf course consisting of par 4 and par 5's . Fishing and caravan park available. This attraction is within 1 mile of st George's Park. The cost of a basket of balls is £2, the golf course prices are £8.50 in the week increasingly £10 at the weekend for 9 holes. « less
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#9 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
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#12 of 20 attractions in Burton upon Trent
Owner description: The Kandy Factory is a specialist chocolate shop, everything we sell is 100% belgian so its really yummy!great fun for all... more » Owner description: The Kandy Factory is a specialist chocolate shop, everything we sell is 100% belgian so its really yummy!great fun for all the family! and all ages too! you can come in and have a drink, a milkshake or a hot chocolate whilst trying your hand at chocolatiering! we are located on the first floor of the octagon shopping centre, burton-upon-trent.we look forward to seeing you! « less
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