With a name that stems from the Benedictine nunnery that once stood in the area but was destroyed during the reformation, Nuneaton is unsurprisingly home to a number of beautiful churches and religious buildings.
The remains of the nunnery itself have bee progressively rebuilt in varying architectural styles over the centuries and today is still a partial ruin with the Parish Church of St Mary, locally referred to as the Abbey Church, incorporated into the site.
Other attractive religious sites in the town include the medieval church of St Nicolas and All Saints' Church, where the town's most famous resident, nineteenth century author George Elliot, worshipped.
The links to George Elliot are on display in many places around Nuneaton, with perhaps the most comprehensive being the permanent displays on show at the Nuneaton Museum and Gallery. This exhibition details her early life in the town and shows how she drew direct inspiration for her works from many localities in and around Nuneaton itself. The rest of the displays in the museum are dedicated to the rich history of the town and its people, and there are regular exhibitions of both contemporary and historic art and sculpture on show at the gallery.
As a relatively small town compared to neighbouring urban districts, Nuneaton retains an intimate and tranquil quality that makes it an attractive alternative for shoppers visiting the area. The town is also a regular participant in the Britain in Bloom competition, so vivid floral displays are always in evidence wherever you go.