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Travelling around Atherstone

Travelling around Atherstone

Sitting in the far north area of Warwickshire, the civil parish of Atherstone is a charming area with a rich history. It was once an important hatting town and has long-standing traditions that are still celebrated today. Take the time to wander the streets, which are filled with buildings that highlight the area’s interesting past.

Atherstone is well-connected by both rail and road, with Arriva bus services operating in the area. These allow quick and easy access in and out of the area, enabling you to get to nearby areas without any problems.

Kids watching monkeys in a zoo

With more and more people coming to Atherstone, the time to visit is now, before it gets too busy. You’ll find wonderful buildings that reflect the time when the Tudors ruled and the town was a thriving weaving and clothmaking centre. The area is dominated by St Mary’s Church, a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 12th century. Step inside and look at the spectacle of the church’s organ, which dates back to 1852.

You can also stop off at one of the many quaint independent eateries for a bite to eat, or pop into one of the locally owned shops to truly embrace Atherstone life.

The Coventry Canal also runs through the town and is a delightful place to walk along, as it allows you to see more the area’s natural beauty. Meanwhile, a little further out, you’ll find more than 500 animals living and thriving at Twycross Zoo. From zebras and giraffes to monkeys and leopards, this zoo has it all.