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County - Warwickshire | Map
Tel code: 01788 | code search
Postcode: CV23 | code search
Population: 1200
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Lying in the county of Warwickshire and close to the border with Northamptonshire the village of Kilsby is an attractive village with evidence of Iron Age and Roman settlements. The local towns of Rugby and Daventry are nearby with Northampton and Coventry both less than half an hour away and is conveniently placed for the M6,M1 and M45. 1642 was an important year for the village as it is recorded that the first blood of the Civil War was spilt here, the next most important event to occur was in the 1830ís when work was commenced on the Kilsby Tunnel. It was the railways and the landowners who insisted that the new railway line did not run close to their property and this created the need for the tunnel to be built through the Kilsby Ridge and formed part of the London and Birmingham Railway and is today the 18th longest railway tunnel in the UK. Today the village plays host to a number of small local shops, a few restaurants, hotel and public house with this vibrant community enjoying a wide range of local amenities. Of note today is St Faithís Church amongst many other fine buildings that grace this fine village.

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Ibis Rugby East (1.06 miles)

Ibis Rugby East

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The Ibis Rugby East hotel is located in the centre of England, easily accessible from the M1 motorway and close to the Convention Centre, the Exhibition Centre, Althorp House and ... More

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Holiday Inn Rugby Northampton M1 (1.69 miles)

Holiday Inn Rugby Northampton M1

The Holiday Inn Rugby / Northampton hotel can be found a 15 minute drive to the east of Rugby in the pleasant village of Crick. Due to its ideal location, the Rugby hotel boasts great views ... More | visit website

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Olde Coach House Inn (1.95 miles)

Olde Coach House Inn
The Olde Coach House is home to 6 brand new, en suite bedrooms, relaxing bar areas and a contemporary restaurant. Set in the village of Ashby St.Ledger, the guest house is located on the A361 just ... More | visit website
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Hillmorton Manor (2.38 miles)

Hillmorton Manor

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A charming building, over 100 years old, The Hillmorton Manor boasts a unique and timely character. Set in the leafy surroundings of the village of Hillmorton, it is an ideal ... More

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Days Inn Watford Gap (2.99 miles)

Days Inn Watford Gap
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Braunston Mill Country Retreats (3.31 miles)

Braunston Mill Country Retreats

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Welcome to Braunston Mill & Mill Cottage.Why book a room when you can have the whole building!In the Heart of England stands Braunston Mill along with Mill Cottage. Situated in ... More

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Grosvenor Hotel (4.02 miles)

Grosvenor Hotel

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This comfortable and friendly, privately owned hotel offers a high standard of accommodation with individually styled en suite rooms. The hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the town centre and ... More

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Diamond House Hotel (4.06 miles)

Diamond House Hotel

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The Diamond House Hotel is a privately - run Hotel, offering the best in comfort and customer care. The Diamond Hotel has wonderful facilities throughout, to help you enjoy your stay ... More

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Widdington House (4.07 miles)

Widdington House

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A warm welcome awaits you at Widdington House from your hosts Heather and Alun. They have refurbished this beautiful Victorian house to a high standard and retained the original features ... More

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Murcott Mill Farmhouse (4.11 miles)

Murcott Mill Farmhouse
Murcott Mill is a wonderful Georgian Mill house, close to a tributary of the Nene River. The house has been in the family of the owners since it was originally built to mill grain in ... More | visit website

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