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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Somber

Have been here many times and find it to be a place of interest but also very moving in it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen M
via mobile
only went to ruins

lovely atmospheric ruins, next time will visit the cathedral as was there for work so ran out of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
londontownlady
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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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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been here many times and find it to be a place of interest but also very moving in it's evocative quality. The ragged cross is a stark reminder of what Coventry suffered and also a sign of hope to many. Well worth visiting but...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely atmospheric ruins, next time will visit the cathedral as was there for work so ran out of time.

Thank londontownlady
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last visited 40+ years ago but still found it to be a very special place, the stained glass , the tapestry in fact everything about both cathedrals is stunning.

Thank chestnut6547
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you go and see the effect of war on civilian society. As part of the German attack on the night of the 14th November 1940 during World War Two this cathedral was distroyed by fire incendiary bombs dropped onto the wooden roof...More

Thank nyoung28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I've been living in Coventry for the last 2 years, it was impossible not to pass by the Catherdal at least once a month. It a truly amazing building. Anyone who admires architecture should visit it at least once.

Thank Elena M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old and new Cathedrals at Coventry are stunning, and well worth a visit. The stained glass and the tapestry in the new Cathedral are stunning, and there is an interesting exhibition below the Cathedral. For what it's worth I don't understand the poor and...More

Thank DrPeterDRobinson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to experience here in a city that was blitzed during World War 2. Beside the old Cathedral ruins is a medieval town hall of significant historical value. It is moving to stand in the old Cathedral which is open to the...More

1  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll be honest, I visited this and Coventry with other people who wanted to go. It turned out to be a fascinating piece of history. The contrast between the old ruins of the Cathedral bombed during the war and the new modern Cathedral now attached...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were totally surprised and taken aback by the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful Cathedral. In the hustle and bustle of busy Coventry this haven of peace provides a chance to reflect and pray. The fact that this modern building rises magnificently next to...More

1  Thank pjmcook2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in Coventry this is a must to visit. Beautiful architecture and a lot of history to it. Would love to see it in the evening when the front of it is lit up

Thank tj0nes123
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Pat F
Is the blitz exhibition at the transport museum still on?
11 October 2015|
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Response from CarlaCovCath | Property representative |
Hi Pat, thanks for your question. The Transport Museum is separate to the Cathedral so unfortunately we can't assist with that. Their website should give you the information you need though. As EximiousTraveller has stated... More
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