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Address: 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Celebrated as the UK's favourite 20th century building, Coventry Cathedral...

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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Coventry cathedral is the best I have ever seen it is stunning you get the old bit where it was bombed in the 2nd world war then then.new one it has to be seen takes your breathe... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2016
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Coventry cathedral is the best I have ever seen it is stunning you get the old bit where it was bombed in the 2nd world war then then.new one it has to be seen takes your breathe away worth a visit for any age

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit here. We hope to see you again. More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The old part is still impressive in its simplicity. The new part is beautiful in many ways, although I do object to having to pay to visit a church. I would probably donate this anyway, but like so many cathedrals in the country, they're becoming more like a Disney park by selling tickets.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Cathedral, however, we are sorry to hear that you are frustrated at our entry charge. As we our not funded by anyone it costs us £5000 a day, and £358 an hour, just to stay open.. It is £6 for adults and £5 for concessions,... More 

MANCHESTER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This lovely building was partly destroyed in world war 2 but the remains of it are lovely, very interesting.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I studied there in Coventry university so I used to go and sit there. You will have to pay a entry fee for getting into the church- May be 3 pounds.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we of course feel that we are a must visit place! Our entry charges our £6 for adults and £5 for concessions. And coming to pray/light a candle and attend our services are of course free. More 

McMurray, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

There is nothing like this cathedral & the juxtaposition of old bombed shell to the new sanctuary. It's haunting & leaves a lasting impression. We had been before, but never for worship. The worship is high church, but elevates the soul through the music of the organ & choir as well as word & the stunning beauty of the cathedral... More 

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Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the cathedral. We hope that you will visit us again. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We did the guided tour with guide Mary on Saturday morning. She was very good. Very informative without being boring and has a true passion for the subject.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Mary. We hope to see you again. More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastically interesting place to visit, particularly the juxtaposition of the old and new right next to each other! The tapestry in the new Cathedral is incredible and the Cathedral was surprisingly empty for a Sunday. Would absolutely recommend it to all ages.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

great place to go climb the old spire great veiews over coventry ie small charge for the spire few yards away the new cathedral well worth a look step back in history this is old coventry

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is an iconic place of Coventry. During the second World War coventry was bombarded by german airplanes. Just the outside walls of the cathedral stayed up.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Despite being a bombed ruin it is lovely to just sit and take in the remnants of the site. It also has an information shop. the young guy in there can tell you many amazing stories of its history

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