Burton is known for brewing. The town originally grew up around Burton Abbey. Burton Bridge was also the site of two battles, in 1322 when Edward II defeated the rebel Earl of Lancaster and 1643 when royalists captured the town during the First English Civil War.
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Some places inspire us with their ancient allure more so than their standing beauty, and the Ferry Bridge of Burton upon Trent certainly fits the description. The second major crossing of River Trent in Burton, this one-of-a-kind semi-suspension bridge links the towncentre with the suburb of Stapenhill, nearly half a mile to the East of the river. Despite its age, the bridge has survived its original foundations with little modifications.