AT THE NATIONS HEART
The National Forest
The National Memorial Arboretum
The National Brewery Centre
The National Football Centre
The Nations Favourites :- Marmite, Marstons, Nestle, Pirelli, Toyota ++++
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Burton-on-Trent and adjacent South Derbyshire are set in the heart of the National Forest in the very centre of England being the farthest point from the coast within the U.K. mainland. The National Forest now contains over 7,800,000 trees, 700 miles of paths to explore and covers an area of over 200 square miles.
Traditionally Burton-on-Trent has been associated with the brewing industry for many generations and is internationally known as "The brewing capital of Great Britain" At one time one quarter of all beer sold in the U.K. was brewed in Burton-on-Trent where 37 breweries operated. Brewing still occupies a great significance within the town at Molson Coors, (formerly Bass, Worthington, Allied Breweries, Ind Coope etc), Marstons, Burton Bridge, Black Hole, Tollgate and several other micro-breweries. Brewing is remembered at the National Brewery Centre
In South Derbyshire, renowned in the past for its coal mining, pipe making and pottery, there is now a more modern feel to the area with a major shopping centre, cinema, car plant (Toyota), coffee making (Nestle) and an artificial ski slope. However the area is still packed with historic treasures such as Calke Abbey, Catton Hall, Elvaston Castle and Repton School, but is the sixth fastest growing district in the U.K.
The National Memorial Arboretum a 150 acre site of over two hundred main memorials and thousands of smaller and individual memorials. The home of the Armed Forces Memorial with over 16,000 names carved in stone, A new £15m visitor centre greets you, with two land trains to journey around the site.
St Georges Park the home of the National Football Centre for English football, with luxury hotels, training and health facilities. Tours available by request.
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