Atherstone is a market town and civil parish in North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, England. Located in the far north of the county, Atherstone forms part of the border with Leicestershire along the A5 national route, and is only 4.5 miles from Staffordshire. It lies between the larger towns of Tamworth and Nuneaton and contains the administrative offices of North Warwickshire Borough Council.
At the 2011 census the population of the civil parish of Atherstone was 8,670. The population of the larger built-up area which includes the adjoining village of Mancetter was 10,573.