Burton is a great place to go thanks to its mix of history, activities and attractions, as well as bars restaurants and shops...
Begin your visit to Burton by taking a tour at the Marston's Brewery Visitors Centre, where you can watch brewing methods in a traditional Victorian Brewhouse.
For a piece of history, Tutbury Castle, famous for keeping Mary Queen of Scots prisoner in 1569-1585, is worth a visit. And you could also head to Ashby Castle and Tamworth Castle from the Norman period.
Burton's iconic indoor Victorian market hall has had a £1.5million redevelopment and will be open in the summer of 2014, so is well worth exploring.
And for the perfect summer's day outing, pay a visit to Branston Water Park, which is a beautiful lake with wildlife and a mile path around the outside. There is a children's play area and fishing is permitted. There is also ample free parking for your rental car. Burton on Trent has other green spaces to enjoy, including Stapenhill Gardens and Kingfisher Trail - all of which have earned a Green Flag award.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy as well as opportunities to shop. Burton's high street has many shops, and there are also three shopping centres to visit; Burton Place Shopping Centre, Coopers Square Shopping Centre and Octagon Shopping Centre.
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It's well worth opting for car hire; Burton on Trent is located in an excellent area and it's easy to discover what East Staffordshire has to offer...
England's most famous theme park, Alton Towers, is just a 40-minute drive away from Burton. Fun for the whole family and packed full of rides and attractions, Alton Towers is a fantastic day out.
Alternatively, Nottingham lies 40 minutes north-east of Burton. Home to Sherwood Forest, excellent bars and restaurants and a top shopping destination, Nottingham makes for a great day out or city break.
Sheffield is just over an hour away too. Located in the stunning Peak District, there's plenty to do. From long walks and taking in the views to visiting renowned shopping centre, Meadowhall, an hour's drive is certainly worth it.
Derby, Leicester and Manchester are all a reasonable distance from Burton and easily accessible with your car.
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