It lies close to the River Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, and is on the Roman Ryknild Street.
The parish church dates from the 12th century, and has a 16th century roof and a fine font.
The village, with its wealth of thatched and timber framed cottages, is one of the prettiest in the Midlands.
The National Memorial Areboretum is on a huge site, and has memorials to people who have lost their lives, especially in wars and conflicts. At the chapel, there is an act of remembrance each day at 11am.
The opening was performed in Millennium Year, 2001, by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.