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Known as the historic capital of Mercia the historic village of Repton dates back to Anglo Saxon Times and is to be found in the Trent Valley between Derby and Burton on Trent. For those who appreciate architecture and those who want to have a glimpse through history then Repton is certainly a place that should be on your “must see” list. One of the most important and unique pieces of Saxon architecture still exists today in St Wystans Church, the crypt where many Saxon Kings were buried. Whilst the crypt dates back to around 750 AD and contains the tombs of King Ethelbald and King Wiglaf the original church was lain to ruin and rebuilt as seen today some 200 years later complete with its magnificent spire. In such a short space we can only provide a brief insight into this historic town, there is its world famous school, Repton School, first founded in 1557 and whose more recent past pupils include Roald Dahl - the children’s author, Graeme Garden, Adrian Newey – Formula 1 race engineer and journalist Jeremy Clarkson to name but a few. The area of the Church and the Cross are obvious landmarks however they are not lost within the 40 or so other buildings that form part of this Conservation Area all with historic or architectural merit making this a village worth visiting.


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The Boot Inn (0.17 miles)

The Boot Inn
The Boot Inn is located in the historic village of Repton and dates back to 1649 when it was a coaching inn. The original owner was also known for making boots and hence the name. ... More | visit website
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Unicorn Inn (1.30 miles)

Unicorn Inn

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gastro pub, a la carte restaurant, country pub with 8 hotel rooms, set in a rural village, 3 miles from the centre of burton on trent, 11 miles from derby ... More

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Ramada Burton Upon Trent, Newton Park (1.75 miles)

Ramada Burton Upon Trent, Newton Park

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Set in 8 acres of beautiful gardens, yet only 2 miles from the A50 link road between the M1 and M6, this traditional country house hotel boasts superb views over the ... More

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Dovecliff Hall Hotel (2.78 miles)

Dovecliff Hall Hotel

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Grade 2 listed Georgian House built in 1790 7 acres of gardens with views of the river Dove and weir.The magnificent air-conditioned restaurant and ... More

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Premier Inn Burton on Trent East (3.24 miles)

Premier Inn Burton on Trent East
Within easy reach of the A38, A42 and M1. There are beautiful field views and a beer garden to the rear of this hotel. Local attractions include Drayton Manor Theme Park, a cinema complex and ... More | visit website
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Blenheim House Hotel (3.25 miles)

Blenheim House Hotel
The Blenheim House has nine en-suite bedrooms from the classic rooms in the courtyard to the two feature suites. The Samuel Sleigh Suite has a king size four poster with original oak beams, and the ... More | visit website
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Bretby Hotel & Conference Centre (3.33 miles)

Bretby Hotel & Conference Centre

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Our 39 en-suite bedrooms are beautifully presented and spacious with open views to field and woodland.All are equipped with television, hospitality tray, complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi internet access. Services ... More

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The Staff of Life (3.61 miles)

The Staff of Life
Located in Ticknall village, rural Derbyshire. We offer our guests the traditional inn experience with real ales, home cooking & comfortable rooms!

We have 7 en suite B & B rooms in our 4 Star English ... More | visit website
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Crewe & Harpur Derby (3.70 miles)

Crewe & Harpur Derby

The Crewe & Harpur is a converted 17th Century coach house, delightfully situated between the medieval villages of Swarkestone and Melbourne. The adjoining stable block has been converted to provide hotel accommodation in the form ... More | visit website

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Three Queens Hotel (3.75 miles)

Three Queens Hotel

The warmest of welcomes starts when you walk through our doors and are greeted by our friendly staff. After deciding on the time of your morning call, whether you would like morning tea, coffee or ... More | visit website

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