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Address: Broadgate, Coventry, England
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Good to discover the history of medieval Coventry

You really can't miss the statue, it's right in the middle of the square in the main shopping area of Coventry city centre. It's a nicely done up area of the city and very open... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You really can't miss the statue, it's right in the middle of the square in the main shopping area of Coventry city centre. It's a nicely done up area of the city and very open, and is lit up lovely in the evenings. It's also very close to the cathedral and some of the nicer historical parts of Coventry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting bit of Coventry history and worth a quick look if you happen to be passing by anyway.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a story, what grit and determination by the lady - thinking about the poor! A must see for all the people who visit Coventry. Situated in the heart of the city Center.

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Karratha, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A statue to the Lady Godiva, who rode naked through Coventry to persuade her husband to drop duties on farmers, or so the story goes. I won't get into the truth of the matter as I have heard passionate cases for both versions, fact or fiction, but I will recommend the walk through Coventry to see the statue in all... More 

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Thank Steve W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tale, although described as fiction, is in fact true. Lady Godiva rode through the streets naked in protest to her husband's (Lord Leofric) tax increases

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Thank Taberd
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lady Godiva, the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, reportedly rode naked around the streets of Coventry in a bid to get her husband to reduce taxes in the 11th Century. They are saying that In folklore, Peeping Tom was the only person to look at Godiva as she rode naked through the city.

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Thank RoshanWATA
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well i think the statue is good but nothing to write home about. but it is worth seeing the other parts of coverty is good also

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Thank Pete D
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a famous Coventry landmark, located in the city centre easily spotted as you are walking towards the newly established eating places. This statue is commemorating a famous woman who history has it rode through the city on horseback bare.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't be in Coventry and not find out the Godiva history. She of the naked riding fame. The statue gives some history of her link with Coventry. It gives your neck a crick if you stand too close to the statue and try to look up.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cute idea to place such a famous lady in a central square but she often gets sidelined when there is a festival e.g. beer october fest or the xmas lights on or xmas market. link better with peeping tom and the clock

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