East Staffordshire is home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the midlands with many pretty villages, award winning restaurants and cosy pubs, with the blue jewels of the River Trent and the River Dove at its heart. There are several villages in East Staffordshire which would make an ideal home with access back to the main towns of Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter. Villages such as Tutbury with quaint shops and its own castle, Barton under needwood with its annual teddy bear festival and the beautiful Abbots Bromley. Surrounding each of the villages are picturesque walks including having a look around the crater at Fauld just outside of Tutbury and heading back to the Cock Inn for a well-earned break.
The borough is a place full of thriving, award winning businesses and attractions. From the stunning Good Spa Awards finalist, hotel spa Hoar Cross Hall to the multi award winning Meynell Ingram Arms and Denstone Hall Farm shop, there really is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Whether it’s enjoying an action packed day at the races, family time at the Adventure Farm, a relaxed stroll around Barton Marina or an evening of cultural entertainment at the Brewhouse. East Staffordshire has so much to offer to potential visitors or as a place from which to discover other parts of the midlands.
Nestled in East Staffordshire are two attractive towns, Uttoxeter, a picturesque market town located to the east of the borough and home to the famous Midlands Grand National and Burton upon Trent, a medium sized town located on the banks of the River Trent and steeped in brewing heritage.
East Staffordshire is a place just waiting to be discovered by fans of the great outdoors, with miles of stunning walks, cycle routes and canal towpaths to enjoy, not to mention The National Forest’s vast new and maturing woodland, with themed walks, including The National Forest Way spanning 75 miles, as well as cycling on and off-road trails like the Wychnor Cycle Route, taking in villages like Barton-under-Needwood and Alrewas.
If that sounds a bit off the beaten track, then a more sedate outdoor experience is just waiting to be discover at the Branston Water Park nature reserve, Barton Marina or at the stunning Burton upon Trent Washlands and Stapenhill Gardens, all these are just a stone’s throw away from the National Memorial Arboretum where visitors can discover more than 330 acres of thought-provoking memorials.
Burton upon Trent is home to The National Football Centre, a world class venue and base to the English National teams. Burton Albion, unsurprisingly named The Brewers, is a football club with community at its heart and local people are proud to use its facilities. Burton Rugby Club was founded in the 1870’s and boasts great facilities and the same community ethos. If you prefer you sport on the water, you’ll find the friendly Burton Rowing Club based on the River Trent or the sailing club based at Foremark reservoir.
Located right at the junction between the west and east Midlands, East Staffordshire is a ideal location from which to discover some of the regions other amazing places, being just a short drive from the Peak District, Lichfield, Derby and Birmingham.