Sitting close to the River Trent, Burton Joyce is a popular large village and civil parish in the Gedling district of Nottingham.
It has a population of 4,000 and acts mainly as a commuter village for Nottingham from which it sits to the east, between Stoke Bardolph to the South and Bulcote to the North-East. The A612 provides links to nearby Carlton and Netherfield to the south-west and Lowdham to the north-east. The village has regular bus services with Nottingham, Lowdham and Southwell. East Midlands Railway serves Burton Joyce railway station in the direction of Nottingham/Derby/Matlock/Leicester and Newark/Lincoln.
With the proximity of the river and nearby countryside, Burton Joyce has a pleasant and picturesque atmosphere. The village has a range of shops which include a Co-op supermarket, three public houses, a post office, sports field, play park, modern village hall and an active church community.
Having been a farming community, Burton Joyce grew in the early Industrial Revolution, earning a reputation up to the 1920s for its textile product.
A large sundial was erected to commemorate the Millennium. The structure has two plaques one detailing the villages entry in the Domesday Book, and the other with information about the village in the present day.