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Swadlincote

Type:Town

South Derbyshire
DE11 9DG
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Swadlincote

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Swadlincote, a town famous for its rich pottery and mining heritage is the main town in South Derbyshire and is located at the heart of the National Forest. The story of the towns rich potting and mining history is told at Sharpe's Pottery Museum, located at the beginning of the main pedestrianised street.

Its tree-lined, pedestrianised high street and adjacent ‘Pipeworks’ retail area is home to 150 big name and independent retail and food outlets  including Boots, Clarks, Sainsbury’s, Hallmark and Clinton Cards alongside lots of independent shops.

Vintage shops with unique gifts and interior furnishings are a speciality and the town can still boast a traditional sweet shop, family butcher, baker, florist, deli, pet shops, haberdashery and a bustling market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

The town has many opportunities for leisure including Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre, Green Bank Leisure Centre and outdoor recreation spaces such as Swadlincote Woodlands, Maurice Lea Memorial Park and Eureka Park.

Three trails mark the town’s heritage roots – maps point out the places of interest and handy guides help you find your way around. Eureka Park also features a small Garden of Remembrance created by the local branch of the British Legion.

Leafy Swadlincote Woodlands is a place to relax and unwind with 40,000 trees, interpretative boards it is a haven for wildlife. There are two trails through the woodlands and you can test your skills on the orienteering course.

Independent businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. Ahead of Small Business Saturday, we visited some of the fantastic cafés, shops and restaurants in Swadlincote and asked what makes the town special. Watch the video here

For more information go to Visit South Derbyshire web pages

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Currency Exchange

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Mobile phone coverage

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* Swadlincote shops open Monday to Saturday

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M1 - leave at junction 22 head West on the A511. From the A514 head south from Derby - follow signs for Swadlincote. From M42 leave at junction 11 follow A444 following signs.

Public Transport Directions

Burton upon Trent station is 7 miles away.

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Sharpe's Pottery MuseumSharpe's Pottery Museum, SwadlincoteA former 'yellow ware' and toilet factory (established in 1821). The museum is housed in the newly restored pottery works in Swadlincote, at the heart of The National Forest.