Places to Visit in North Warwickshire
Polesworth • Atherstone • Nuneaton • Coleshill
North Warwickshire is rightfully proud of its rich literary heritage, with many of Shakespeare’s peers including Michael Drayton, Ben Johnson, and John Donne hailing from the area. Renowned Victorian novelist George Eliot was born in Nuneaton and the inspiration for many of her most famous novels is firmly rooted in this area of the county.
The legacy of North Warwickshire’s pivotal role in the industrial revolution and its coal mining heritage is evident in an extensive network of rivers and canals, lakes, and nature reserves, which today provide lovely walking throughout the region. Dotted with pretty villages, and lots of things to do and see! With family-friendly attractions including Twycross Zoo, the region is easily accessible to the cities of Coventry and Birmingham with their plentiful cultural offerings.
We hope you will find the following useful when selecting places to visit from the list below.
Burton Road, Atherstone CV9 3PX
Established by primate lovers Molly Badham and Natalie Evans to fulfill their dream of protecting primates. Twycross zoo now has the largest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World, along with a host of other animals. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
High Street, Polesworth B78 1DU
The Abbey Church stands on the north bank of the River Anker in the middle of the historic village of Polesworth. The Abbey dates from the early part of the 12th century.
Hoar Park Shopping & Craft Village
Near Ansley, Nuneaton CV10 0QU
Set in 141 acres of beautiful North Warwickshire countryside, with a courtyard of 17th century barns converted into retail and craft shops. Dogs allowed in grounds on lead only.
Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery
Coton Road, Nuneaton CV11 5TU
The museum and art gallery is set in the beautiful surroundings of Riversley Park. The museum plays host to a lively temporary exhibitions programme. It also has permanent displays of art and social history and a gallery dedicated to local writer George Eliot.
Ambion Lane, Nuneaton CV13 0AD
The Battle of Bosworth Field marked the end of the War of the Roses; the battle was fought out between the supporters of Kind Richard III and Henry Tudor. 15th-century battle site museum with a hands-on gallery, kids activities, and guided battlefield walks. Dogs allowed in park grounds. Lead only within Heritage Centre.
Nuneaton Heritage Centre
Avenue Road, Nuneaton CV11 4LU
The centre’s mission is to preserve artefacts, recordings and memories from past communities for the communities of the future, to make the Heritage Centre accessible to all & to preserve the building for future generations.
Broomey Croft Children’s Farm
Bodymoor Heath, Kingsbury B76 0EE
A fun-filled day out for all the family. A host of animals, many of which can be hand-fed, along with play areas, tea room, gift shop and undercover picnic area.
Pooley Country Park
Pooley Lane, Polesworth B78 1JA
The 62.5 hectare site, one third of which is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, contains several pools caused by mining subsidence, woodland habitats and is situated on the Coventry Canal. Take a stroll along the footpath used by miners as long ago as 1846 at this former colliery site and marvel at the huge ‘Golden Tower of Leaves’ sculpture which is the country park’s centrepiece.
Plantasia & Maze World
Near Atherstone CV9 1RF
Take a walk on the wild side with acres of nature trails, a lakeside walk, and even a treetop walk. Plantasia is truly alive, offering visitors the opportunity to visit deer, pigs, sheep, and spot all kinds of birds, insects, and other wildlife. Houses the UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes.
North Arden Heritage Trail
Atherstone CV9 1DE
The North Arden Heritage Trail project worked with local communities to establish a 25 mile circular heritage trail passing through the parishes of Atherstone, Mancetter, Hartshill, Ansley, Astley and many more.
Bodymoor Heath Lane B76 0DY
Warwickshire’s premier waterside attraction. Fifteen lakes situated in over 600 acres of country park.
Astley Book Farm & Coffee Shop
Astley Lane, Bedworth, CV12 0NE
With in excess of 75,000 books all under one roof, a visit to Astley Book Farm is an absolute must for booklovers! Situated just a few miles from the birthplace of famous Victorian novelist George Eliot, the farm’s range includes antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books, a huge range of fiction, comprehensive non-fiction sections, Children’s Hayloft and the Ten Bob Barn. There is also a coffee shop on site.
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