Located close to Coventry, between Leicester and Birmingham in Warwickshire, Nuneaton (population 73,000) is most famous for its connections with author George Eliot. The fictional town of Milby in Eliot's novel Scenes of Clerical Life, is inspired by Nuneaton, where the author was raised.
During the industrial revolution, Nuneaton developed a large textile industry, but today residents of the town are mostly commuters who utilise frequent rail services or good road connections into nearby Coventry or Birmingham. Nuneaton also has convenient rail links with Liverpool, Manchester, and London. Some prominent companies are located in the town, such as the headquarters of Holland & Barrett.
Riversley Park is a great place for a stroll outside, while the museum and art gallery on its grounds is better on rainy days. The pedestrianized town centre is home to various markets throughout the week and two large retail centres.
Residents describe Nuneaton as vibrant, friendly, and good for families. The population of Nuneaton is fairly multicultural, and consequently the town has an abundance of diverse religious buildings.