Burton-on-Trent, located in Staffordshire, is also sometimes referred to as simply Burton. The town is situated near the River Trent. The local area is perhaps best known for its brewing, which has remained a strong industry throughout history in the area. The town can be easily accessed due to the fact that it is located on the Burton-on-Trent railway station. There are ample shops as well as dining opportunities in the local area. In addition, there are numerous accommodation options from which to choose in the immediate area.
The English town of Burton-on-Trent is also commonly referred to as Burton upon Trent. This rather large town is situated on the banks of the River Trent within the eastern part of Staffordshire.
The town of Burton-on-Trent is best known for its brewing heritage. The town originally grew upon the abbey, the St Modwen monastery. Over the years the monastery has grown to be a very busy market town.
During the early part of the 1500's the bridge that goes over the River Trent into the Town was very badly repaired however it acted as a common passage from and to other places.
The town of Burton-on-Trent has a population of about sixty thousand and the town is located within the National Forest.
Over the years there has been some confusion as to whether the town is located within the West Midlands or the East Midlands, this is despite the urban area of the town being located to the southwest of the River Dove. The River Dove forms the boundary between Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The town was once part of the utility company for the East Midlands and this company supplied both electricity and gas. There is a railway station within the town that enables the town to have a good rail network.
The town has for many years been associated with the brewing industry and this is helped by the high quality of the local water within the area. The water within the local area contains a high proportion of dissolvable salts and the gypsum that is located within the surrounding hills mainly causes this.