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Ratcliffe Culey is a pleasant village of about 200 inhabitants and, although surrounded entirely by agricultural countryside, is just is less than two miles from the historic market town of Atherstone just over the county border in Warwickshire.
Although a good proportion of the houses are 20th century there are still a number of 18th and 17th century properties. To the south of the church are the earthworks of a moated manor house that likely predates the doomsday book entry for Ratcliffe Culey (Redeclive)
There are some pleasant walks locally along way marked paths, a leafletis provided by Leicestershire County Council available from Atherstone library.
The parish church of All Saints has served the village for over 700 years and is unusual in the fact that in all that time it has had no major structural alterations.
The village pub, "The Gate", dates from at least the 1850's and has a well deserved reputation for good, value for money, food. (Be sure to sample the Sunday Lunch.)
Bed and breakfast accommodation in the village centre at Manor Farm and on the outskirts at Barn Farm.
The local history group has an annual exhibition in late summer, the date of the next one will be posted to these pages shortly, (see What's. On)
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