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.
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.