4/5 - Good
Verified traveller21 Nov 2019
its a nice city but I didn't visit Coventry on this trip.
From its architecture to its industry and sporting events, this is a city of fascinating contrasts just an hour by train from London.
Coventry is a city of hope, survival and rejuvenation fueled by the passion of its people. Centuries-old monuments, art galleries and museums bring to life its two golden ages. A thriving wool town in the Middle Ages, Coventry was a world-leader in car manufacturing in the 1800s and 1900s. German bomb raids devastated the city in 1940 and the demise of the British car industry brought hardship, but it has since bounced back to become a vibrant cultural destination.
Antiquity abounds in the Cathedral Quarter, a compact district with landmark buildings. Coventry Cathedral has both the ruins of a 14th-century cathedral and a new modernist church. See the relics of the city’s first cathedral at the Priory Visitor Centre and admire Doom artwork at the Holy Trinity Church. St. Mary’s Guildhall is a fine example of a medieval guildhall and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum celebrates local history.
Stroll to Broadgate, a pedestrianized plaza dominated by the Lady Godiva Statue. The statue honors the folkloric tale of Godiva, Countess of Mercia, who rode naked on horseback through the city streets. Brand-name retailers, boutiques, cafés, pubs and malls line the streets of the surrounding precinct. Shop for fresh produce and flowers, handmade jewelry, second-hand clothes and toys at Coventry Market.
Learn about the city’s importance to the bike and car-manufacturing industries at Coventry Transport Museum. Nearby Cook Street Gate and Swanswell Gate are the sole-surviving gates of a 14th-century defensive wall. On Spon Street a collection of restored half-timbered houses hark back to medieval times. Browse displays of clocks and watches at Coventry Watch Museum Project.
For sporting entertainment, watch a Coventry City soccer match or Wasps rugby match at Ricoh Arena. Attend plays, musicals and stand-up shows at Belgrade Theatre.
Direct train services travel daily from Coventry to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Oxford. Use public buses to reach attractions outside of the city such as Coombe Abbey Country Park and Kenilworth Castle.
Coventry City Centre is noteworthy for its museums, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Coventry Cathedral and Lady Godiva Statue.
Binley is well-liked for its bars, and you can visit sights like Coombe Abbey Country Park and Ricoh Arena if you have time to explore the area.
If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Holbrooks and surrounding area, you can visit Ricoh Arena and Coventry Cathedral.
If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Exhall and surrounding area, you can visit Ricoh Arena and Coventry Cathedral.
Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019
The ruins of an ancient Gothic monument and the grandeur of a modern architectural landmark combine at this fascinating site.
Walking trails weave through this historical parkland to an arboretum, bird-watching areas, a converted 12th-century abbey and wildflower meadow.
See a collection of vintage vehicles, experience the thrill of the world’s fastest car and discover the importance of the automobile industry to Coventry.
Ponder the centuries-old legend about a local noblewoman when you view this equestrian statue located in a central Coventry shopping precinct.
Old warehouses filled with artisanal shops and tearooms surround the basin of the Coventry Canal. Take a narrow boat cruise between its parks and art trail.
An ultra-modern complex, this shopping destination is built on the site of a centuries-old marketplace, continuing Birmingham’s tradition of commerce and ambition.
Experience 1,100 years of Great British history in one of England's finest medieval fortresses. Soaring into 2019 is the UK's largest Bird of Prey show; The Falconer's Quest. Search the skies overhead as free flying Birds of Prey take flight in an all action, dynamic display of aerial acrobatics.
See some of the most beautiful spots in the UK on this excellent tour of Shakespeare’s home town Stratford-upon-Avon and an official Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Cotswolds. An expert guide leads the way, regaling you with stories and interesting facts about the rich history of these beautiful places.
Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Aspire Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle, complete with access to amenities such as Wi-Fi, TV, magazines, and delicious snacks.
On this excursion from London, enjoy a taste of medieval Britain at Warwick Castle, discover a literary great in Stratford-upon-Avon—home to the famous Shakespeare, and experience the magic of Oxford, known as the “City of Dreaming Spires”.
See some of the most beautiful spots in the UK on this excellent tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon and an official Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Cotswolds. An expert guide leads the way, regaling you with stories and interesting facts about the rich history of these beautiful places.
Itinerary This is a nine-hole Disc (Frisbee) golf course, you will be provided with a hire disc map and scorecard. And will be free to play a round on the course.
Verified traveller8 Nov 2019
Hotel handy for the Ricoh arena/ stadium!