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Want a worthy Warwickshire break, where all you can hear when you wake is the sound of birds warbling? Hither thee to Bosworth Caravan Park in Nuneaton, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and near the battle site of Bosworth Field where Richard III took – and lost – his last stand.
It’s a short saunter from here to the lovely Market Bosworth Country Park, with wildlife walks, arboretum and fishing at the Bow Pool, and ten minutes to the ancient town of Market Bosworth, winner of several Britain in Bloom competitions. Well, the Wars of the Roses did finish nearby…
The grass and hardstanding pitches at Bosworth Caravan Park are for touring caravans and motorhomes, set in an almost-level five acre field. Pitches come with electric hook-up and there are taps and chemical disposal on site. There are no worries either for those who don’t like olde worlde standards when camping, as the park is kept to spotless standards all over.
For modern munching, the restaurant of Bosworth Hall Hotel is around 800 metres away; there’s an indoor pool and a spa too for splashing and steaming. Other eclectic eating options in the area include takeaways in town, a trip for tasty treats to the thatched pub and restaurant the Cock Inn two miles from the park (where Dick Turpin used to hide in the chimney) and sitting by the stream and old mill wheel inside Millers Hotel, also in Sibson.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Coalville: Memorial Square Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Atherstone Bus Station — 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Nuneaton Bus Station — 7.7 miles
- Train stations
Hinckley Rail Station — 6.2 miles
6.2 miles Nuneaton Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Atherstone Rail Station — 7.7 miles
- Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 75.1 miles
East Midlands Airport — 14.2 miles
14.2 miles Coventry Airport — 18.1 miles
18.1 miles Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 18.8 miles
Follow the brown tourist information signs which say 'Gatehouse Lodges' on all the approach roads. When on Cadeby Lane, watch out for the the black and white caravan site sign.
The centre of Market Bosworth is a conservation area and has heaps of old buildings to see around its market place; Bosworth dates back to 1048 and has had a Royal Charter for its market since the seventeenth century. There’s still a weekly market on Wednesdays, with a farmers’ market held every month, and the town is also known for its galleries and antiquery geekery; The Clock Shop in The Square has antique barometers and long case clocks to covet.
Bosworth Water Trust is within wandering distance of the town centre, with a 20-acre lake for watersports and fishing and taster sessions/private lessons on offer for anyone wanting to get to grips with canoeing, sailing or windsurfing. Once you’ve damply tired yourself out, have a seat on the Battlefield Line: this nineteenth century railway is still steaming through the heart of England, with a stop at Bosworth en route from Shackerstone to Shenton.
Slightly further afield towards Tamworth, let the kid go loopy on the rides and eyeball the animals at Drayton Manor Theme Park, or slide down the slopes on skis or snowboards at the indoor snow slope SnowDome; they’ll also enjoy gibbering at the gibbons at Atherstone’s Twycross Zoo.
But you can’t go to Bosworth and not explore the demise of Richard 3 with a trip to the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park…Among the many highlights here are trying your skills as an archer, donning armour to find out how heavy it is (very) and hearing about the gruesome facts of medieval warfare. One the kids will like, then…You can reach Warwick Castle easily from here too, which should be a big hit with little historians with its re-enactments, dressing up and daily shows.
- Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre (2.1 miles)
- Twycross Zoo (6.4 miles)
- National Forest (10.2 miles)
- Staunton Harold Church (10.7 miles)
- Calke Abbey (13.0 miles)
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