Atherstone sits on the old Roman Watling Street (A5) and has a long and fascinating history. The great warrior Queen Boudica’s last battle was here near Manduessdeum.

Today Atherstone is an attractive, busy market town full of independent, quirky shops and cafes ideal for leisurely browsing and buying.

Try out the 1940s themed café, snap up vintage inspired clothes or accessories and then sample the real ales and artisan gins at The Angel. Atherstone has so much more than a bland, brand name high street.

Stroll along the picturesque Coventry Canal which runs through the town with its series of eleven locks and reminds us that the countryside is right on the doorstep. Atherstone’s railway station is on the West Coast Main line, with an hourly service 7 days a week to both London and Crewe.

The town still plays its annual Shrove Tuesday football game, which is not for the faint hearted but a tradition which has survived for over 800 years. For the slightly less adventurous there’s a vibrant events calendar often seeing the Market Square ringing with the sound of music for Stonefest arts festival or Summer in the Square, to roaring with engines at September’s Motor Show.

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