Travelling around Atherstone
Are you thinking about visiting Atherstone? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Atherstone, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.
Atherstone a market town in North Warwickshire dates back to Roman times and its old Roman road is now site of the A5. The town is still overlooked by the imposing St Mary's Church in the historic centre which in part dates back to the 12th Century. Its former indutries included weaving, clothmaking, leather making, metal working, brewing and was an important felt hatting town in its day.
The Coventry Canal waterways flow through Atherstone and its 11 locks, the course of the canal runs between the Trent and Mersey Canal to Coventry and was an important link between north and south network of canals.
Rumour has it that the Battle of Bosworth actual took place on the fields around Atherstone. The town still hosts a Shrove Tuesday football match which follows 12th century rules!