Sunday, 29 July 2012

Burton-on-Trent


Burton-on-Trent is famous for its beer. It was once known as the brewing capital of the UK. There are still breweries here today and one of the main visitor attractions is the Coors Visitor Centre and Museum of Brewing. Burton is also the home of Marmite the food made from brewers yeast that you either love or hate. Walking around the town you can see in the buildings the legacy that brewing has given the town of Burton-on-Trent, a town which gets its name from the River Trent that passes through it.


Historically a religious centre in medieval times the town was also the site of two famous battles in 1322 when Edward III defeated the Earl of Lancaster and in 1643 when the town was captured by Royalists in the English Civil War. The town is also mentioned in the Domesday book when Burton Abbey was one of the most important religious centre in Staffordshire. 

 
Burton today has some good shopping facilities, a choice of excellent hotels and some fine restaurants and pubs. Just 24 miles to the north of Birmingham it has its own realways station and easy access to the main highways.




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