Home of the Flintknapper.
Whilst many would argue the Battle of Waterloo was won on the fields of Eton, locals would argue that it was won in flint yards like Grimes Graves, an English Heritage site just outside of Brandon, thanks to the quality of black flint deep beneath the ground. In more recent times the excellent quality of flint meant it was widely used as a building material for the many brick and flint cottages in the area.
Nowadays Brandon is popular with those who enjoy the great outdoors, thanks largely to Brandon Country Park and High Lodge, a Forestry England site, which is the largest lowland pine forest in Europe. It homes an activity centre, restaurant, play area and walking and cycling trails.