A Tour of Hillmorton in Rugby Warwickshire

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Hillmorton is a pretty village in Rugby, Warwickshire. It has a mix of old-fashioned charm and modern facilities. With its picturesque streets, quaint shops, and friendly community, Hillmorton is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the beauty of the English countryside. In this article, we will take you on a tour of Hillmorton in Rugby Warwickshire and show you why it should be on your list of places to visit or live.

History and Heritage

Hillmorton has a rich history dating back to the 12th century when it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village is home to several historic buildings. Including the Grade II listed Hillmorton Manor, which was built in the 18th century. Furthermore, the village also has a strong connection to the famous author, Rupert Brooke, who lived on Hillmorton Road for a short time and wrote some of his most famous works here.

Local Attractions

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Canal – Photo by Daniil Korbut on Unsplash

One of the main attractions in Hillmorton is the Hillmorton Locks, a series of five locks on the Oxford Canal that are a popular spot for boating and walking. The locks are also home to a variety of wildlife, making it a great place for nature lovers. Another must-visit spot is the Hillmorton Recreation Ground, a large park with a playground and a skate park. The park is a popular spot for families and is often used for community events.

The region surrounding the locks today is a Conservation area, somewhat detached from the rest of Hillmorton. A small community is established near the locks, together with a mini industrial zone, home to primarily canal-associated businesses and workshops.

Shopping and Dining

Hillmorton has a variety of independent shops and boutiques. The village also a range of traditional pubs to modern cafes. In addition to this, it is also home to a number of food take-aways, post office and the Paddox Parade. Maddens Hardware shop has been open for some 70 years!

Nearby Attractions

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Rugby ball on ground – Photo by M. Cooper on Unsplash

Hillmorton is also conveniently located near several other popular locations in Warwickshire. For instance and just a short drive away is the historic town of Warwick, home to the famous Warwick Castle. The town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is also within easy reach. And for sports fans, the town of Rugby is just a stone’s throw away. You can visit the Rugby School and the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

Plan Your Visit

If you’re planning a trip to Warwickshire, be sure to add a tour of Hillmorton in Rugby Warwickshire to your itinerary. With its rich history, charming atmosphere, and above all – a friendly community, it’s a destination that should not be missed. Looking to live in Rugby Town or the surrounding area? Hillmorton offers great schooling such as Hillmorton Primary School, which has just been awarded an Excellent rating by Ofsted for the second year running.

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