Trains to Nuneaton

What to do, how to get there and how to get home with Avanti West Coast.

Nuneaton’s claim to fame is that it’s the birthplace of George Eliot, author of The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch, among several other notable novels and poems. Scenes of Clerical Life, her first published work, was based in the town, and Eliot fans love to come here to spot the locations, and of course to admire the statue to the great author in the centre of town. It was also the birthplace of Gareth Edwards, who directed Godzilla and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That’s quite a roll call!

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Historically, Nuneaton was known around the world for its ribbon weaving, and before the industrial revolution, it was done in homes with special large-windowed upstairs rooms called topshops that are unique to the area. Some of them can still be seen today, although the name has a slightly different meaning in the modern fashion industry.

Nuneaton is served by the eastern branch of the West Coast Mainline between Rugby and Stoke, so it’s a doddle to get to from Scotland and Northern or Southern England. On this page you’ll find all you need to know on trains to Nuneaton, how you can pay the absolute minimum on travel, plus what to do when you’re here.

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Nuneaton Station Information

If you’re not familiar with Nuneaton or its station, you’ll find everything you need right here, There’s information from accessibility to parking and ticketing to WiFi coverage. More details on our wider network can be found on this page.

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Every Bank Holiday weekend, you can visit the romantic Arbury Estate, with its Gothic revival hall at the centre of a vast garden. The hall can trace its history back to the 12th century, but it was in the middle of the 18th century that it got its impressive soaring facade. Set among gardens that are an absolute joy to walk around, it’s a perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Nuneaton Triumph Factory Visitor Experience

Literature buffs can’t visit Nuneaton without booking themselves on the George Eliot tour. Run by local aficionados, you’ll get to experience many of the places that inspired the author to write her popular novels, and of course, you’ll see her birthplace and the wonderful statue erected in her honour.

If you’re a motorcycle nut, you’ll associate the town of Hinckley with one thing: Triumph. The home of this icon of two wheels is in Nuneaton’s neighbouring town, and you can book yourself a factory tour and see the motorbikes being made, then sit down for a coffee surrounded by engines and other wonderful bike parts. It’s all part of the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience, so get your motor running, and head off down the A47 for a fully revved-up day. Occasionally they run special events and bike launches, so keep an eye out.

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