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36 Best Coventry Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Coventry was hugely devastated during World War II, but it has since risen from the ashes to become great once again. Now, the surviving medieval streets from pre-war time intermingle with modern buildings. Many travellers go to Coventry to see the remains of the medieval cathedral, blended into Coventry’s backdrop beside the new, modernized place of worship built to replace it. The appeal of Coventry will always be the juxtaposition of old and new, providing a hybrid town made great again by the wonders of new design and the nostalgia of the ruin left behind by war.

 

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36 Most Popular Attractions in Coventry

1. Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre

  • Prices vary by activity
  • +44 24 7625 2525
  • Sports & Leisure Centre, Fairfax Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 7am-9pm

2. Coventry Cathedral

  • Adult £6
  • +44 24 7652 1200
  • Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 3

3. Coventry Canal Basin

  • Free
  • +44 500 834333
  • Coventry Canal Basin, Saint Nicholas Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily

4. Sgt Bilko’s Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 7773 579181
  • Sgt bilko’s vintage emporium & the phil silvers archival museum, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Mon 11am-5pm Tue-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 11am-4pm

5. Planet Ice Coventry

  • Upon booking
  • +44 24 7663 0693
  • Planet Ice, Croft Road, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-9pm

6. CLM Church

  • Free
  • 02476226698
  • Christian Life Ministries, Parkside, Coventry, England, United Kingdom
  • Sun 9:15am-2pm

7. Coombe Abbey Country Park

  • Upon inquiry
  • +44 24 7645 3720
  • Coombe Country Park, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily 8am-7:30pm

8. Dhillons Brewery

  • Prices vary
  • 0247 666 7413
  • Dhillons Brewery, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 12pm-11:30pm

9. Charterhouse Priory

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 24 7626 7919
  • Coventry Charterhouse Priory of St Anne, London Road, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by exhibition

10. Coventry Watch Museum Project Limited

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 7973 627200
  • Coventry Watch Museum Project, Spon Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Tue & Sun 11am-3pm

11. Coventry Market Shopping Centre

  • Free
  • +44 24 7622 4927
  • Coventry Retail Market, Queen Victoria Road, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Wed 8am-5pm Thu 8am-2:30pm Fri-Sat 8am-5:30pm

12. St. Mary’s Guildhall

  • Free
  • +44 24 7683 3328
  • St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Times vary
  • 1

13. Coventry Transport Museum

  • Free
  • +44 24 7623 4270
  • Coventry Transport Museum, Hales Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1

14. Fargo Village

  • Free
  • +44 24 7625 2434
  • FarGo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Thu & Sat 10am-6pm Fri 10am-7pm Sun 11am-4pm

15. Lunt Roman Fort

  • Adult £3.75 Child Free
  • 02476237522
  • Lunt Roman Fort, Coventry Road, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Daily

Top Attractions

The top attraction in Coventry is the Transport Museum with displays of over 250 cars plus 120 motorbikes and 300 cycles, plus numerous other pieces.

A prominent landmark on the Coventry skyline was always the Coventry Cathedral until it was bombed during WWII. Since then it has been rebuilt and now is another popular destination for visitors. Lady Godiva came from Coventry and her statue is a famed part of the Coventry cityscape.

Kids & Family

Teach the kids some ancient history with a visit to Lunt Roman Fort, an archaeological site near Coventry which introduces the kids to what life in Britannia (Roman England) was like. Alternatively, a day out at the Sports and Leisure Centre will keep the kids entertained.

Shopping & Nightlife

Visit the history of the town by seeking out Spon Street, with its collection of old world buildings and commercial shops. Many timber-framed buildings still exist here. Coventry Market Shopping Centre is another place to browse for bargains. FarGo Village is an area to promote craft and culture and is worth a visit. How about a night out with the Wheatsheaf Players?

Day Tours

Coventry is close to Birmingham, and Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. London is barely an hour away, and is only 12 minutes (by train) from Leamington Spa, a gem of the Midlands. Closer to home, try a visit to Coventry Canal Basin, and go for a tour on a canal boat.

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