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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Beautiful

if you are interested in history and appreciate architecture then the Coventry cathedral is a must... read more

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Con E
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Jesus lives on

A great attraction in Coventry is this cathedral, which was bombed by the Germans in the second... read more

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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 contains some of the finest examples of 1950's and 60's art and architecture in the country.
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“side by side” (44 reviews)
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
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"stained glass"
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"side by side"
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"basil spence"
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"bell tower"
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"modern architecture"
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"new building"
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"second world war"
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"graham sutherland"
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"awe inspiring"
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"entrance fee"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed today via mobile

if you are interested in history and appreciate architecture then the Coventry cathedral is a must. Learn about the history of Coventry particularly in the war and the blitz.

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Reviewed today

A great attraction in Coventry is this cathedral, which was bombed by the Germans in the second World War. The historic church walls are damaged but intact but the wooden Cross survived the bombing. A worth seeing and admirable sight. The new cathedral built by...More

Thank Harjinder K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a bit of a strange one to review as there isn't much to do there!! Yes you can climb the steps of the spire and look out over a city that was once the jewel of the Midlands but unlike Dresden or Warsaw...More

Thank Paul E
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Saint Michaels Cathedral is a good place to visit to see what real reconciliation is.. the old cathedral was destroyed in an 11 hour air raid on the city of Coventry. The new cathedral built next to it reflects the new but the old building...More

Thank Hugh M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

coventry cathedral is such a magnificent building and the strong connection to the old cathedral is so moving to hear the story of the bombing of coventry during the second world war it's a must visit

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Reviewed 4 days ago

In its prime, this cathedral must have been quite a structure and even still, despite it's destruction, it is overwhelming to walk up to and to walk thru. The monuments placed within were enough to make my eyes tear up with grief for the many...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Coventry and had to see both the new and old Cathedrals, next door to each other, well worth a visit and see what power a few incendiary bombs can do. The new Cathedral is interesting, some may not like bits of it. But...More

Thank KennyC999
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This cathedral is very impressive on the inside and outside. The stained glass window is incredible from the inside and the mural is fantastic. The choir was practicing when we were there and it was quite moving and wonderful. A must to see even if...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see the two cathedrals and be aware of their history is a big plus when visiting. If you don’t you can soon find out though.

Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coventry Cathedral of St. Michael ( second oldest cathedral of Coventry )was ruined on 14 November 1940 during world war 2 by German Luftwaffe air raid. This 14th century roofless Cathedral is still standing as a symbol of peace. New Cathedral, adjacent to this ruin,...More

Thank Soma S
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Geoff W
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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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Michael L
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I would think so. Best to go online and check before your journey. Enjoy.
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Michael L
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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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