Living in Brizlincote
You'll find the area of popular residential of Brizlincote on the south-east edge of Burton, with good access to Burton and Swadlincote. Derby and Lichfield are also within 15 miles drive.
Brizlincote overlooks meadows and offers quick access to the surrounding countryside, while also being well placed to reach local towns and amenities, offering the best of both worlds. Burton and Swadlincote are your closest towns, with Derby, Loughborough and Lichfield slightly further afield.
To the south-east of Brizlincote you will find beautiful countryside and villages such as Repton and Bretby for you to explore. The old and well-loved Allied Brewery calls Burton home, with the National Brewery Centre offer daily guided tours and a museum rich with the brewery's history for those interested in real ales. There are also marinas on the River Trent, and Stapenhill Gardens is a popular park for a quiet walk or run.
Nearby Swadlincote features a ski/snowboard centre for winter sports enthusiasts, and a pottery museum for those interested. There are castles and stately homes to visit, and Donnington Park motor racing circuit for the petrol-heads. The National Memorial Arboretum is a short drive down the A38,and you'll also find Twycross zoo, Branston Water Park and Shobnall Leisure complex are all a short distance from Brizlincote.
Edge Hill Junior is the closest school, with a “Good” rating from Ofsted and a great reputation. Also within walking distance is Paulet High School and 6th Form, also with a "Good" rating from Ofsted, as well as Burton College, another college rated “Good” by Ofsted. The nearest Primary is Tower Hill, another school rated “Good” by Ofsted.
There are three health centres close to the Brizlincote development; Whinshill, Bridge and Stapenhill
medical centres. There are five dental practices within a mile as well. Burton upon Trent centre has a
range of medical specialists. There is a large NHS hospital on the north-west side of Burton upon Trent,
close to the A38 dual carriageway.
For the fitness enthusiasts, you could join Bannatyne’s health club or visit the Hilton at St George's Park spa
for a more relaxing experience. A National Forest cycle centre is less than 10 miles away at Ashby de la
Zouch, but the surrounding lanes are also perfect for any budding Chris Froome.
There are good bus connections into Burton upon Trent centre on Beaufort Road and Grafton Road. The A511 to Swadlincote and Leicester is two minutes away.
A drive through the lanes to Walton gives easy access to the A38 dual carriageway, with Derby to the north
and Litchfield and Birmingham to the south. The A38 also links with the A50 dual carriageway that joins Nottingham and the M1 with Uttoxeter and Stoke. East Midlands Airport is less than 20 minute’s drive away for all those short breaks and holidays.
A Tesco Extra can be found a short walk away, or the centre of Burton upon Trent is a short bus ride or
drive in the opposite direction.
Burton upon Trent offers an array of shops, from independent boutiques to the high street chains. You
will also find the usual superstores in and around Burton; Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s and Asda.
A half an hour train journey will take you into Birmingham centre with its huge range of boutiques, major stores and big name-shops such as Harvey Nichols.
The Meadowside leisure centre is a popular pool and classes facility. The Shobnall leisure complex also features tennis, netball, football and athletics.
There is a Cineworld, and the Little Theatre hosts regular amateur dramatics shows, with accompanying stage club for youngsters. Derby Theatre is not far away, and 30 minutes on the train takes you to the theatres and auditoriums of Birmingham.
The South Peak District is a short and scenic drive from Burton, with the town of Ashbourne 40 minutes away, or Carsington Water 45 minutes away. You’ll also find horse racing at Uttoxeter and motor racing at Donnington Park. The immediate area around Burton upon Trent is sleepy countryside, interspersed with villages and
woods; great for wood walking and cycling. For the thrill seekers, Swadlincote Ski centre is also close by.