Coleshill

An ancient coaching town, Coleshill retains its original character in a steep main street with many interesting and exclusive shops and features. The historic coaching inns are now joined by excellent restaurants like Rajrani, coffee shops and hotels being ideal staging posts as you wander around the town. Did you know that Typhoo Tea and Brylcreem were invented here?

City and countryside really do meet in Coleshill.  Minutes from the NEC and Birmingham airport, in Coleshill you can instantly feel relaxed – turn your back on the stresses of urban life and soak up the heritage of this charming market town.

Stroll to the Market Square to see the Pillory and Whipping Post outside the old market hall once used to punish drunks, and bakers who sold underweight loaves. The church of St Peter and St Paul has a 52 metre high steeple, one of the finest in Warwickshire, dating from the 13th century. Inside there is a 12th century font of Norman origin, which is one of the finest examples in the country. There are also medieval table tombs with effigies of Knights, including John de Clinton.

Walk up towards Packington Lane to see one of only 14 post boxes in the country with the Royal Seal of Edward VIII. And during the summer, what could be more English than watching cricket in the Memorial Park.

Coleshill is a thriving community that prides itself on providing a large selection of events to attract people to the town.  See LoveColeshill to find out the latest.

To find out more about Coleshill visit: http://www.coleshilltowncouncil.gov.uk/about-coleshill/

With thanks to Coleshill Town Council for heritage information

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