Coalvilleis a former mining town, at the heart of the new National Forest in North
West Leicestershire. The Council’s area also includes Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Donington
Park Motor Racing Circuit and East Midlands International Airport. The town has changed
much over the past 40 years and is now an attractive place to live and work. Many
visitors come to the area each year. The National Forest Visitor Centre at Moira
is very popular with children. Closer to Coalville is Donington Manor House, Snibston
Country Park and the Century Theatre (The Snibston Museum and Discovery Park closed
The Clock Tower Memorial is one of the finest provincial war memorials in the country.
The New face of Coalville
A new footway and bridge links the shopping centre to a new pedestrian area infront
of the Council Offices and new safe cycle routes across the town.
Memorial Square has been refurbished and landscaped to provide an attractive pedestrian
area in the centre of the town.
The Historic Century Theatre at Snibston provides a full programme of entertainment
throughout the year.
Donington Manor - A local manor house with displays and activities throughout the
year - with the adjacent Tea Rooms Cafe.
Stephenson College - a regional learning centre which has expanded greatly since
moving to its new site on the by-pass.
The ruins of Ashby Castle in the nearby town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch - the setting for
Sir Walter Scotts novel Ivanhoe.
The Belvoir Shopping Precinct in Coalville Town Centre is at the heart of the town’s
retail trade, providing a variety of clothing and other stores and services. There
are several continental restaurants in the nearby streets.