Things to do in Nuneaton, Warwickshire
A settlement was in evidence in the records of the 1086 Domesday Book and a market was granted in 1233 which still operates today.Industrial Revolution it developed a thriving textile industry. Brewing, coal mining and brick making kept its 25,000 residents employed in the late 19th century.
It developed several munitions factories which made it a target for bombing during World War II. This led to much of Nuneaton having to be rebuilt after the war.
Present Day NuneatonNuneaton had a population of 73,000 inhabitants in 2008.
It is now largely a dormitory town for Birmingham and Coventry.
The town centre was redesigned to make it an attractive retail and business district.
The Ropewalk Shopping Centre attracts shoppers from the surrounding areas, along with the Abbeygate Shopping Centre in the heart of the town.
It always has a well maintained town centre decorated with flowers and has been a national finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition.
The local landmark is Mount Judd which can be seen for miles around.It was created from the waste rubble when Judkins Quarry was being worked.
The town has three leisure centres, three rugby clubs and two non-league football teams.
For many years Nuneaton's Heartland Evening News was the smallest independent newspaper in the UK until it was taken over by a larger media group.
Things to Do Around Nuneaton
The Nuneaton Carnival is the largest in the county and takes place every June.Leicester to the north east and Atherstone to the north.
Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery is set in the lovely Riverside Park and contains a reconstruction of George Eliot's drawing room, exhibits about the life of comedian Larry Grayson and many other local artifacts.
The Heart of England Country Park (Heart Park) offers a day at the beach, tons of sand for playing in, clean lake waters for bathing and country woodland walks at Meriden.