Local Area Info
Coventry is a vibrant, multicultural city where there are art galleries, museums, sports stadiums and much more. Coventry has two universities, The University of Warwick and Coventry University. The University of Warwick is a very high academic with prestigious awards such as the BBC TV Trophy won in April 2007.
If you are looking for a cultural experience this is where you should come. Coventry is a place where you can go out with the family and friends to places such as The Belgrade Theatre, Sky Dome, Ricoh Arena, Warwick Arts Centre and many more. There are a number of French, Indian, Spanish, Chinese and British food cuisines in Coventry.
Within close proximity is Nuneaton which is the largest town in the English county of Warwickshire, and the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Nuneaton is most famous for its associations with the 19th century author George Eliot, who was born on the Arbury Estate just outside Nuneaton in 1819 and lived in the town for much of his early life.
In Nuneaton there are places where you can just relax with the family and friends. The Pingles Leisure Centre which is the main leisure centre in Nuneaton was rebuilt in 2004 to replace the old 1960s swimming bath. The new Pingles includes indoor and outdoor swimming areas, a dance studio and gym. The Pingles also has an associated athaletics stadium, the Pingles stadium, which was built in 2004.
In Nuneaton there are plenty of places to go such as Battlefield Runway Line, Natural World and Hoar Park Farm. And if that’s not enough there is plenty to do in nearby Hinckley.
Hinckley’s town centre has a pedestrianised high street where a bustling market takes place on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Like its surrounding villages, the town centre is designated as a conservation area. Outside the urban area, the picturesque local countryside has a number of notable features.
None more so than the beautiful village of Market Bosworth. It is famous for the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 when Richard III cried "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse," and lost his crown to Henry Tudor in the deciding conflict of the War of the Roses.
The battlefield is part of a visitors centre run by Leicestershire County Council, and stages re-enactments and other special events throughout the year. Market Bosworth Country Park and the nearby Water Park provide open spaces for recreation, as does Burbage Common and Woods on the outskirts of Hinckley.