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Coalville & District
Coalville is 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 in 2015).
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.