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.
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?
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.
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!