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Coventry City in England

Coventry previously the capital city of England, Coventry is now the home to three cathedrals and is situated in the West Midlands, just under one hour from London.

 

Highlights
 
  • The 2-Tone Village - Celebrates the Ska and 2-Tone music movement that started in Coventry back in the late 1970’s. Visitors can enjoy displays relating to bands such as The Specials and Madness and have a bite to eat in the cafe. Cafe open all week, Museum open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

 

  • Belgrade theatre - With 850 seats this theatre hosts professional touring productions. Also features a bar and conference facilities. Shows on most nights of the week from 1pm to 8pm.

 

  • British Motor Museum - The largest collection of historic British cars. Newly refurbished with interactive exhibits. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Closed during the Christmas break.

  • Coventry Cathedral - Saint Michael - In the heart of the city this cathedral was built in the ruins of the old cathedral that was destroyed during the blitz. Opening times Monday to Sunday 9am to 5om.

 

  • Fargo Village - Bringing independent retailers together in a creative environment for more adventurous shoppers. Coventry’s answer to Brick lane and Camden. Open year round.

 

  • Herbert Art Gallery and Museum - Free admission to exhibits that detail the history of Coventry and even a whole section devoted to Lady Godiva who lived in the city. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

 

  • Coventry Ghost Walk - Learn about the spooky history of the city centre and the unexplained ghostly sightings that have been reported over the last few hundred years. Call to book a place. Tours take place on Fridays from 9pm.

 

 

Description

 

Coventry is 95 miles from London and just 19 miles from Birmingham and the UK’s 13th largest city, making it a rural city with a metropolitan feeling. With the beautiful Coventry cathedral as one of its most popular destinations, the city is popular with tourists wanting to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

 

The city is also famous for its motoring industries and for its two universities - Coventry University and The University of Warwick. The city is also famed for its Coventry City Football Club - the winners of the FA Cup in 1987. Lovers of art are also catered for with the Herbert Art Museum, while the transport museum is a great day out for families.

 

Water lovers can take a short trip to the River Avon where visitors can enjoy boat trips or even hire a narrowboat to enjoy the views of the surrounding area at a sedate pace.

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