Travelling around Hinckley
Mentioned by Willian Shakespeare in Henry IV Part 2, Hinckley can be found in southwest Leicestershire. A thriving market town, this is an area filled with history, that also provides an array of modern-day amenities.
The second largest town in Leicestershire, the area is well served by public transport. This is the perfect location for reaching larger cities and towns that sit on either side of the town, including Coventry, Nuneaton and Leicester. Arriva bus services operate frequently in the area, connecting you to a number of these larger cities and towns, as well as other areas around Hinckley.
Originally a Saxon village, the Hinckley area was first known as Hinca’s Leah, which means clearing in the wood. The area soon began to expand, and had a population of about 300 by 1086. During the Middle Ages, people came from all over Leicestershire and Warwickshire to visit the annual market to buy and trade.