Atherstone is a town in Warwickshire England, with a population of around 12,000. The town is located near the northern most tip of Warwickshire.
Atherstone has a long history going back to Roman times. An important defended Roman settlement named Manduessedum existed near the site of modern day Atherstone, and the Roman road, the Watling Street (now known as the A5) ran through the town. It is believed that the rebel Queen of the Britons Boudicca was defeated by the Romans in her final battle near Manduessedum.