The 9 Best Things to Do in Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom (UK)

December 21, 2017 Misti Hsu

Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent in East Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire. In 2011, it had a population of 72,299. The demonym for residents of the town is "Burtonian".
Restaurants in Burton upon Trent

1. Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Meadow Lane | Stretton, Burton upon Trent, England +44 1283 509929
Excellent
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5 based on 214 reviews

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station

Just 1/4 mile from A38 Burton North junction. Brown signs from junction but not on A38

Reviewed By Andrew G - Worcester, United Kingdom

Perhaps the Plain Jane of our Victorian pumping station - after all sewage is less glamourous than clean water, but the whole visit was rivetting - no pun intended! We had a conducted tour all to ourselves, and although I normally prefer to wander round...MoreMany thanks for your kind review. We are always striving to improve our visitor experience so customer feedback is very important to us. Best wishes Roy Barratt

2. The National Brewery Centre

Horninglow Street, Burton upon Trent DE14 1NG, England +44 7836 646361
Excellent
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4.5 based on 510 reviews

The National Brewery Centre

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.

Reviewed By sportybirmingham - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Opened in May 2010, the Brewery Tap is part of the National Brewery Centre but has a separate entrance from the main museum.
It has a roomy L-shaped single-room bar & adjacent side restaurant.
Food is served in the both the bar & restaurant.
Jazz Club first Wednesday of month, Firkin Comedy Club last Friday of month.
The 6 ales were superb & the food even better.
I would happily come back from Birmingham just to eat & drink in here.
Lovely friendly helpful staff.
This place is a must for any real ale enthusiast to visit.
This place cheered me up after what had been a very wet day out in rain soaked Burton.

3. Barton Marina

Barton Marina Barton Turns | Trent & Mersey Canal between Alrewas and Burton upon Trent, Barton under Needwood, Burton upon Trent DE13 8DZ, England +44 1283 711666
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 568 reviews

Barton Marina

Reviewed By Onleaveagain - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Situated just outside Burton on Trent this marina serves the Trent and Mersey canal. Very large marina with numerous boats of all shapes and sizes but mainly narrowboats. Good place to walk round to not only view the boats but also visit the shops and cafe. Pleasant place to wander around for a couple of hours.

4. Branston Water Park

Lichfield Road, Burton upon Trent DE14 3HD, England +44 1283 508573
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 153 reviews

Branston Water Park

Reviewed By TamworthJules - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Free parking. Toilets. A cafe thats open til about three.If you are having a slow stroll it will take about an hour to stroll around a lap. A nice place to get away from it all.

5. Stapenhill Gardens

Stapenhill Road, Burton upon Trent DE15 9AE, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Stapenhill Gardens

Reviewed By tazim09 - stoke on trent

Having driven past on many occasion, I decided to stop and wander. Lovely walk with beautiful flower/plants even with the works on St Peters bridge.

6. Lodge Hill Bluebells

Lodgehill Farm Lodge Lane | Yoxall, Burton upon Trent DE13 8PJ, England +44 7534 163861
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5 based on 24 reviews

Lodge Hill Bluebells

Lodge Hill Bluebells has a variety of beautiful bluebells walks and a cafe serving tea, coffee and sweet treats. The property has stunning mature woodlands boasting carpets of native bluebells, a meandering stream with footbridge crossings and picnic spots aplenty. The gates will open this Spring 2017 on: Wed 19th - Sun 23rd April Wed 26th April - Mon 1st May Wed 3rd - Sun 7th May Opening Hours:

Reviewed By scoreb1974

Bluebells are beautiful - that goes without saying, however the whole place was a real delight!
We went with my parents and two young boys (boisterous, into everything and full of beans) and it was the non-bluebell stuff that was a hit - small tree swing/ piggies to be patted / horses happy to be spoilt / walks down steps and footbridges/ swingball and not to mention the lovely cakes (deemed emergency cakes by the team as they looked to be running out).
Great entrepreneurial spirit on something truly beautiful.
You have a gem here and beautiful farm - good for you owners!
My three and five year old did NOT want to go
Home... personally I could have also stayed, had another cup of tea and more lemon drizzle.

7. Burton Albion Football Club

Pirelli Stadium Princess Way | Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent DE13 0AR, England +44 1283 565938
Excellent
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4 based on 36 reviews

Burton Albion Football Club

Reviewed By lambownumber5 - Sheffield

As far as naff works Christmas doo's go, The Pirelli stadium was a fairly decent venue last time round. The food was of a good standard in comparison to the usual dross served at these functions and the staff were attentive and always in close proximity ensuring we were never more than five minutes waiting for a Jager Bomb chaser.
Merry Christmas Burton Albion, You plucky go getters, May your quest to survive another year in the promised land be fruitful!

8. St. George's Park

Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton upon Trent E13 9PD, England +44 7448 781436
Excellent
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4 based on 29 reviews

St. George's Park

Reviewed By salrik - London

We spent just one night at this very comfortable hotel. We had visited the National Arboretum and needed a good quiet night’s sleep which is what we got. I need a disabled access room and chose one in the executive suite which came with access to the executive lounge and was worth the extra cost.
The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and made us most welcome and settled us in. We had read in Trip Advisor that some people had found the beds hard and the managers comments stated that toppers are available if needed and had ordered one in advance, it worked perfectly.
We took the dinner bed and breakfast option which was really good value. You get an allowance of £25 towards the A la cart menu and had a wonderful rib eye steak a credit to the chef and meat supplier.
The CD for our sat nav is out of date and did not show the location of ST. Georges Park and had a bit of a job finding it but once found it is a magnificent setting
Many functions were going on but kept to their private function rooms and despite the hotel being full it was quiet and peaceful.
When leaving my wallet with a considerable amount of money dropped out of my pocket and a very kind gentleman ran after us and returned it.

9. Fauld Crater

Hanbury, Burton upon Trent, England +44 1283 813263
Excellent
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4 based on 24 reviews

Fauld Crater

Reviewed By LichfieldBoy - Lichfield

First a little bit of history - the Fauld Crater was created by one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history towards the end of the 2nd World War. A massive RAF underground munitions dump exploded leaving a hole about 120 meters deep and 1400 metres wide. It killed 80 people, some never found, and destroyed many buildings. We therefore thought it was well worth a visit.
At the Cock Inn (highly recommended, we had a great lunch there with good quality food and beer) there are 3 way marked paths - red, green and blue. Two of these (red & green) go past the Fauld Crater. Rather than just do the short red path to the crater & back we decided to do the 6 mile green route to Tutbury & back.
Staffordshire County Council publish a map of the walks and a description for each so we expected them to be well marked but this is definitely not the case and the markers were mainly missing from stiles & gates. As a result we went off the route almost straight away and ended up following a completely different path in the wrong direction through a very muddy wood, fortunately a dog walker put us right and we retraced our steps. Also given the size of the crater it is surprisingly difficult to spot at a distance. I suggest taking an OS map to make sure you don't go astray.
The green walk took us down one side of the crater but there was little to see because trees now almost entirely block the view. It is also enclosed by a chain link fence and there are signs everywhere warning of unexploded bombs (about 3000 tons were never recovered). On reaching Tutbury we continued to follow the green route back but I can't recommend this part of the walk at all, some inconsiderate farmer has put in an electric fence almost the whole way and left so little space for the path that it's difficult to get through, hardly an enjoyable countryside walk.
On returning to the crater we took the path to the memorial and from here there are better views of the crater, however it is still difficult to take in the depth.
If you decide to go then I would suggest you enjoy the hospitality at the Cock Inn, complete the short red route which takes in the crater and memorial then find somewhere else if you still feel you would like to cover a few more miles.

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