Living in the area - North Warwickshire

The area of North Warwickshire is mainly rural with several small towns including Atherstone, Coleshill, Polesworth and Kingsbury. Over half of the borough is green belt. There is a good supply of housing often in pleasant rural surroundings yet within easy reach of major towns and cities. Houses are generally more affordable than elsewhere in the country.


Atherstone, Coleshill and Polesworth are the main towns for shopping in North Warwickshire. The Borough Council provides free car parking.
Atherstone has a market on Tuesdays and Fridays offering a wide selection of goods including fresh flowers, fruit and veg, clothing, shoes and books. Bigger shopping centres can be found within easy reach in Tamworth, Nuneaton and Sutton Coldfield and the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.

North Warwickshire offers excellent opportunities for shopping, leisure drives and golf.
There are four leisure centres in the borough:

  • Arley Sports Centre includes a gym, fitness classes, badminton, squash and tennis courts and indoor and outdoor football pitches.
  • Atherstone Leisure Complex includes a gym, studio workouts, swimming and fitness classes.
  • Coleshill Leisure Centre includes a gym, badminton and squash courts and indoor football pitches. It also has squash and indoor football leagues for all standards. Trampoline, gymnastic and squash coaching is also available.
  • Polesworth Sports Centre includes a gym, badminton and squash courts, aerobics classes, circuit training and indoor football pitches.

Other leisure facilities include the QE Community Sports Village which has artificial grass pitches and the AtherstoneIndoor Skate Park.
The borough is home to some of the world's finest golf courses including the De Vere Belfry (which has previously hosted the Ryder Cup and the Marriot Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club (which has previously hosted the English Open).
Around the borough there are several country parks, antique, craft and garden centres and picnic areas. There are also ten conservation areas, more than 650 listed buildings and 26 scheduled ancient monuments.

North Warwickshire is within easy reach of Tamworth, Nuneaton and Sutton Coldfield and the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham and Leicester.

The nearest international airports are East Midlands and Birmingham International.