Things to do in Coventry

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Coventry Attractions

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Places of interest in Coventry

Coventry is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in Coventry, and make it a breeze to explore Coventry and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in Coventry to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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Coventry attractions

Coventry has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in Coventry to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of Coventry.

Looking for things to do in Coventry can be time-consuming, but we can take the hassle out of planning your holiday. Whether you’re looking to get active in the great outdoors, sample the cuisine of Coventry or catch up with the vibrant local culture, our guides to Coventry attractions ensure that you’ll have a successful trip, whatever the season. Happy trails!

Top things to do in Coventry


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1. Coventry Cathedral

Three cathedrals have stood in Coventry’s city center since the 11th century and two of them stand next to each other on the one site that’s known as Coventry Cathedral. Wander the open-air vestiges of the old Coventry Cathedral, enjoy views from its bell tower and then admire the artwork inside the new building.
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The ruins of an ancient Gothic monument and the grandeur of a modern architectural landmark combine at this fascinating site.

2. Coventry Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museums tells the story of how Coventry grew to become a world-leader in bicycle and car manufacturing. Learn about the people involved and their passion for the transport industry via interactive exhibits, original artifacts and storyboards. Coventry Transport Museum started in 1937 when the city was donated a private collection of bicycles. Today it boasts the world’s most valuable collection of British vehicles, including 120 motorcycles, 250 cars and 300 bicycles.
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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.

3. Coombe Abbey Country Park

Coombe Abbey Country Park is a picturesque retreat that combines royal history with children’s activities and stunning natural beauty. The acclaimed British landscaper Lancelot “Capability" Brown designed Coombe Abbey Country Park in the 1700s from the estate of an abbey once owned by King Henry VIII. Its 500 acres (202 hectares) of parkland feature formal gardens, ponds, a lake, woodland and wetlands.
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Walking trails weave through this historical parkland to an arboretum, bird-watching areas, a converted 12th-century abbey and wildflower meadow.

4. Coventry Canal Basin

Marking the end of the city’s waterway, the Coventry Canal Basin offers a glimpse into the area’s industrial heritage. Surrounded by redbrick warehouses containing shops, artist studios and activity hubs, the basin has a thriving boating community. Start your walk along the scenic banks of the canal from this lively spot.
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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.

5. Lady Godiva Statue

The Lady Godiva Statue commemorates the 900-year-old myth of Godiva, Countess of Mercia. It gives an impression of an event that supposedly took place on Coventry’s market day when an aristocratic woman rode naked on horseback through the city streets.
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Ponder the centuries-old legend about a local noblewoman when you view this equestrian statue located in a central Coventry shopping precinct.

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