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Coventry Cathedral

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Crosses,concrete and an angel....

The city is full of unlovely buildings - but there are two separate structures in the centre that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tessa C
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
A peaceful place to visit

Although i had worked in Coventry for several years, I had never managed to visit the cathedrals... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Margaret T
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Celebrated as the UK's favourite 20th century building, Coventry Cathedral is known all over the world as a beautiful and unique venue. Designed by architect Sir Basil Spence following the bombing of the city in 1940 it was opened in 1962, and...more
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Reviewed yesterday

The city is full of unlovely buildings - but there are two separate structures in the centre that form a pleasing whole. The ruins of the old cathedral bombed to bits in 1940 and the modern St Michael's of 1962, made of reinforced concrete, but...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although i had worked in Coventry for several years, I had never managed to visit the cathedrals till a friend suggested we go together. Both cathedrals, old and new, are well worth making time for. There are plaques explaining the different monuments to reconciliation, to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Coventry Cathedral should be a world-class memorial to the terrible costs of war. There were a DOZEN wheelie-bins within the precinct and rubbish and half-eaten meals strewn about the place. Utterly disgusting! The Council should be ashamed of this level of neglect of such an...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are many magnificent cathedrals in the UK but there are few that leave more of an impression than this one! In fact there are two! The ruins of the original building bombed during the Second World War and its replacement. The former is definitely...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you will visit again to see the third, and original, cathedral on this site. This is the one built under the instructions of Lady Godiva and her husband Earl Leofric in 1043.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I have to begin by saying that some of the negative reviews given are quite offensive. Asking for water features and flowers and criticising the statues and artefacts around the site. Our first port of call was the Priory where Paul (the Deep Fact Friar)...More

Thank geoff r
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments on all the cathedrals on this site. You are correct in that most people do not realise that there are three cathedrals to see. Glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like old historical sites, this is a place for you, in the center of the town. Great way to spend couple of hours exploring and learning about Coventry history. Once tired, café bars and restaurants are just around the corner.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two for the price of one. People never expect Coventry to be anything but a brutalist concrete jungle. It's not, around these two amazing buildings, which are adjacent to each other, is middle age building. Many gems. Give yourself more time, explore, you will be...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our cathedral and pleased that you found it exceeded your expectations.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Coventry to do some shopping recently and decided to visit the cathedral because it was close by. What a fantastic place! A "quick look! turned into a full afternoon wandering around the old cathedral ruins and learning about the new...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our cathedral and pleased that you learnt, and retained, so much from your visit. Our knowledgeable guides do try to make your experience a memorable one. Did you climb the tower, the views from the top are just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both of these Cathedrals are worth a good look at. The old Cathedral Church of St Michael was bombed by the Germans in 1940 and was near destruction during the Coventry Blitz. It has to be appreciated that the remaining walls and tower still stand...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of both our cathedrals and the comparison of old and new.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coventry cathedral was destroyed by bombs during World War 2 but is a symbol of peace. A visit has a calming effect and inspires hope. Afterwards drop into the new cathedral beside it which completes the experience.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and how the new cathedral was designed to integrate and form one place of peace and reconciliation.

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Geoff W
4 May 2018|
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Response from amandajaneprice205 | Reviewed this property |
Car Parking, there is Parking very near to the Cathedral on a side street. Turn left at the side of the Herbert Art Gallery. Follow that little road to the end. New cathedral Ahead of you. Turnleft again and left again... More
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Response from promlass | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. Best to go online and check before your journey. Enjoy.
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Response from covcat70 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know about that as I am in Australia
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