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Nuneaton and Hinckley
HO: 1 Wood Street Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1JQ
T: 01455 634735

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Saturday 9.30am-12.00pm

 

Satelite Office: 6 The Green, Attleborough, Nuneaton, CV11 4FJ

Contact Number: 02476 920076

Nuneaton

General

Nuneaton is the largest town in Warwickshire and the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. It is a thriving and well-planned retail and business district.


Nuneaton is famous for being the birthplace of author George Eliot in 1819. Nuneaton’s name came from a 12th Century Benedictine nunnery around which much of the town grew. Prior to this was it was a settlement known as “Eton” which translates literally as water-town.


Nuneaton’s traditional industries of textiles and manufacturing have declined drastically in the post war years and is now largely a commuter town for Coventry and Birmingham, due to its excellent transport links.


Nuneaton annually enters the Britain in Bloom competition and was a national finalist in 2000 and the largest carnival in Warwickshire is run in Nuneaton every June.

 

Shopping

Nuneaton town centre is a bustling area and great for shopping with The Rope Walk Shopping Centre which offers an exciting and vibrant range of new shops and services and complements the already good range present within the town centre. Abbeygate Shopping Centre also has a great selection of shops and is situated in the heart of Nuneaton.


The award winning Nuneaton market was first Chartered in 1226, and operates 2 days a week in the streets throughout the town centre. On Saturdays there are over 150 stalls and on Wednesdays over 100 stalls.

 

Entertainment

Nuneaton has three main leisure centres in the town, The Pingles Leisure Centre has indoor and outdoor swimming areas, dance studio, gym, athletics stadium with a running track and athletics facilities.


There are cinemas and arts venues as well as a variety of lively pubs, bars and nightclubs in which to enjoy the evening and night time.

 

Transport Links

By Road: Nuneaton is near the M6, M42 and M69 motorways and the main A5 trunk road providing links with Coventry and Birmingham. The A47 links Nuneaton to the neighbouring town of Hinckley and onwards to Leicester.


By Rail: Nuneaton Railway Station offers direct rail services to Leicester and Birmingham. A direct service runs to London Euston and takes approximately 1 hour.


By Air: Coventry and Birmingham International Airport are approximately 20 minutes drive away, while East Midlands Airport is about 40 minutes away.

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