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    Welcome to Swadlincote

    A South Derbyshire town famous for its rich pottery and mining heritage.

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

    Its tree-lined 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, and 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.

    In The Area


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    Oaklands Country Lodges

    Three beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges surrounded by an acre of peaceful landscaped grounds with a wildlife pond and fine…

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    The National Brewery Centre

    The National Brewery Centre incorporates the original Bass Museum. Learn about the legendary Bass family and their role in the development of brewing.

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    CONKERS is more than just a day out as families are encouraged to explore, get creative, be immersed with nature and rise above treetops

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    Swadlincote Woodlands & Park Area

    Bringing The National Forest right to the edge of Swadlincote town centre in South Derbyshire, an 80 acre urban woodland park with 40,000 new trees,…

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    Calke Abbey

    Poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, Calke Abbey is unlike other great country estates.

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    Sharpe's Pottery Museum

    Sharpe’s Pottery Museum is nestled in the market town of Swadlincote at the heart of South Derbyshire and The National Forest.



    Foremark Reservoir

    A beautiful sight in South Derbyshire and The National Forest with areas of woodland, grassland, heath and wetland, for you to explore along…

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    Conkers, National Forest Camping and Caravanning…

    Our lovely Club Site at Conkers is in the heart of the National Forest and next door to the award-winning visitor attraction of the same name, which…

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    Mercia Marina

    Derbyshire's largest waterside marina attraction, shopping and holiday destination

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    Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre

    Our new Swadlincote TIC can help you make the most of your visit to the area.

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    Staunton Harold Reservoir

    A pleasant, relaxing site next to the Calke Estate (National Trust) forming the South Derbyshire/Leicestershire border and within The National Forest.

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    National Forest Adventure Farm

    A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather.

    Events in Swadlincote

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    Eureka Party in the Park

    Eureka Party in the Park an annual event in Swadlincote 2023 dates to be confirmed



    Bloodstock Festival

    The UK’s biggest independent metal festival held at the picturesque village of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire.

    Trails nearby

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    Calke to Staunton Harold trail

    Enjoy a leisurely walk from Calke Abbey to Staunton Harold, with views over the reservoir, arable fields and woodland.

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    South Derbyshire Walk – Peek into the Past

    An easy 6 mile walk, with lar reaching views, to the tranquil riverside village of Swarkestone.

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    Calke Abbey Cycle Route

    A 12 mile circular cycle route from the historic town of Repton.

    Beauty spots nearby

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    Business Directory Swadlincote Woodlands & Park Area

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    Villages nearby

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