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
Three beautifully styled and smartly furnished timber lodges surrounded by an acre of peaceful landscaped grounds with a wildlife pond and fine…
Derbyshire's largest waterside marina attraction, shopping and holiday destination
A traditional Tea Room offering breakfast, light lunches and afternoon teas in the grounds of Melbourne Hall
A large 70-seater restaurant and a fabulous beer garden backing onto the canal.
A day of adventure awaits at the National Forest Adventure Farm, whatever the weather.
Stylish, long-running restaurant for champagne breakfasts, cocktails and European/Asian fusion food.
CONKERS is more than just a day out as families are encouraged to explore, get creative, be immersed with nature and rise above treetops
The Boot, is a 17th Century Coaching Inn, in the historic village of Repton which offers luxurious accommodation, award winning classic and…
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,…
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…
Our new Swadlincote TIC can help you make the most of your visit to the area.
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Enjoy a leisurely walk from Calke Abbey to Staunton Harold, with views over the reservoir, arable fields and woodland.
An easy 6 mile walk, with lar reaching views, to the tranquil riverside village of Swarkestone.
A 12 mile circular cycle route from the historic town of Repton.
Beauty spots nearby
Business Directory 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, interpretative boards, arts and heritage features.
Business Directory Staunton Harold
A pleasant, relaxing site next to the Calke Estate (National Trust) forming the South Derbyshire/Leicestershire border and within The National Forest.
A small and attractive Georgian market town in South Derbyshire. One of the best-known features is the old mill pool known as Melbourne Pool.
Former capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, today the principal street is lined with a number of handsome Georgian houses and cottages. The Medieval cross on its imposing octagonal steps serves as a focal point. For lovers of real ale,
Shardlow and Stourbridge are the only two inland ports which still exist largely intact in Britain. Shardlow's impressive collection of warehouses and boat owner's houses, with the waterway as a backbone.
Until the 1980's, most of the village of Ticknal in The National Forest was owned by the Harpur Crewe estate. It still has the character of an estate village and enjoys an unspoilt countryside setting.
Situated north of Repton between the River Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, home to Mercia Marina - Derbyshire's largest waterside marina attraction, a shopping and holiday destination.
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