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AmenitiesAston on Trent has a small village shop and traditional Post office for your day-to-day needs, with all the major supermarkets represented in nearby derby for your weekly shop.
The village has its own doctors’ surgery, Alvaston Medical Centre, located on Bell Avenue close to the development (Sat nav DE72 2BE, call 01332 792 888). Dentists can be found at Chellaston Dental Surgery on Derby Road (Sat Nav DE73 5SA, call 01332 701 143).
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Chellaston Dental Surgery
Melbourne Detal Surgery
DiningDiners in Aston on Trent can choose between two popular gastro pubs, The White Hart and The Malt, where you’ll find a warm welcome and a choice of tasty home cooked food. Also popular is the Coopers Arms in nearby Weston on Trent. Here you can dine in style in a historic inn by the lakeside, adding a delightful atmosphere to your meal. The Priest House in Castle Donington also offers riverside dining and has a popular country carvery.
For a far wider choice, head into Derby where you’ll find something for every taste and budget including Darleys, Masa, the Dovecote, the Blacksmith’s Loft, Clock Bistro, Jack Rabbits, Bistrot Pierre and many more.
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The White Hart
EducationAs with many villages, the local primary school is the centre of village life for pupils and parents alike. Aston on Trent Primary School lies just across the village from Woodlands Nook and was rated ‘good’ at its last Ofsted inspection.
Older pupils will have to travel a little further, with Chellaston Academy around two and a half miles away, also rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, and Castle Donington College, rated ‘good with outstanding features’ around five miles away.
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Aston-on-Trent Primary School
LeisureAston on Trent has a thriving local community with an active calendar of events including the annual Aston Music Festival and the traditional Derbyshire Well Dressing events. At the other end of the scale, nearby Donington Park plays host to international motor racing and world famous concerts, with a varied programme all year round.
Derby has a huge choice of entertainment, including three multi-screen cinemas, two theatres and a wide range of friendly bars and restaurants. Lonely Planet guides describe Derby as ‘the best place to drink real ale in the world’.
If you’d rather get away from it all in your free time, head north to Ashbourne, the Gateway to the Peak District and explore 555 square miles of England’s finest countryside. Alternatively, to get closer to nature closer to home, check out nearby Elvaston Castle Country Park.
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Elvaston Castle Country Park
Playing fields and Bowls Club
ShoppingDerby shopping has something for everyone. The modern Intu Derby shopping centre offers over 200 stores, along with a wide range of leisure facilities, cafes and restaurants, while the large pedestrianised city centre and famous indoor market can cater for everything from fashion to homewares, whatever your budget.
If you’re searching for something different, seek out the Cathedral Quarter, where you’ll find a bohemian collection of independent shops and cafes in a unique, historic setting. You can browse for hours here and never see the same item twice.
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Intu Shopping centre
The Village shop
TransportAston on Trent lies within a curve of the A50, with easy access to both eastbound and westbound routes just over a mile from the development. It is also close to the M1 with junction 25 just four and a half miles away. Derby is around 5miles, Nottingham 15miles and Burton upon Trent around 13miles.
The nearest station is Derby, around 7miles away, when you can access a range of services including trains to London St Pancras in around an hour and a half, Birmingham in 40minutes, and Nottingham in around twenty five minutes.
For business flights, weekend breaks and your family holiday in the sun, East Midlands Airport is just 8miles away offering flights worldwide.
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Derby Train Station
East Midlands Airport
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