Places to Visit in Coventry

Visiting Coventry

You may be visiting Coventry on business or pleasure – here is a brief summary of some sights and activities you might like to visit during your stay in Coventry

Old Cathedral Ruins – try and get to climb up the tower if it is open. It miraculously survived the bombing. A great view of the City from here.

New Cathedral – a modern cathedral with striking stained glass windows and a giant tapestry.

Holy Trinity Church – a fine example of church architecture. With bits added over the centuries – some of the church dates back to the 13th century.

Priory Remains – and new visitor centre which opened recently to display the artefacts found during excavations for the Phoenix project.

The Millenium Arch – you will love it or hate it –

Lady Godiva Statue – worth a quick look – just to say you saw it. In Broadgate (unless it’s been moved again)

St Mary’s Hall – Bayley Lane – just beside the old Cathedral. A fine specimen of a medaeval guildhall – still in use today for Council functions and banquets etc.

Fords Hospital – Greyfriars Lane a good example of 16th century domestic architecture – a timber framed bulding.

Transport Museum – free entry to this large display of cars , bikes and more.

Near Coventry

Kenilworth Castle – a ruined castle but still plenty to see (charge) – call in to the park too while you are there for a lakeside walk.

Warwick Castle – a bit expensve – but enough here to fill a whole day for all the family..

Coombe Abbey – now a hotel but has a fine country park and childrens play area – (free entry – parking £3.50)

Leamington Spa – a nice victorian town with lots of smaller shops and nice park with a river.