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Guide to Coventry
Guide to Coventry

Interesting places and facts about the city Coventry in Great Britain

Welcome to England, to the historic city of Coventry. The city is located 150 km from London. By the 14-th century it has already become a major center of trade in textiles and the most important city in the country. Although the coat of arms, confirming the status of Coventry was received only in 1345, a large settlement was founded here in 1043, until the arrival of William the Conqueror. The large River Sherbourne, many lakes and woodlands were a perfect place for Celtic settlers. In the mid-15th century, Coventry became the centre of the West Midlands.

City Attractions

The main attraction of the city is St. Michael's Cathedral built in the early 15th century. Today, it is a war memorial, since German bombers have almost completely destroyed it. The majestic ruins of the ancient building are adorned by a memorial plaque. The inscription reads: "Built in the 15-th century, destroyed in the 20th." It hasn't been restored like Atomic House in Hiroshima. In 1962, a new cathedral was built here close to the spire of the former bell tower and the burnt walls' carcass.
Be sure to visit St Mary's Hall where the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart spent several months, wrote a letter to citizens that is currently stored in the City Hall, and then was executed in the Fotheringhay Castle.

Places to visit in Coventry

The only large Museum in Coventry is Transport Museum. You can wander through it for hours. The development of the British transport industry is presented here. You will also see the carts of the early medieval era, the first steam engines, the first bicycles, locomotives, and vehicles. Jaguar with its record-setting cars up to the most modern ones takes a separate exposition. Entrance is free of charge.
Coombe Abbey Country Park is an ideal place for walking or cycling. Walk around the huge park all day long, enjoy riding a rented bike, show your kids amazing playgrounds or even take them to some entertainment events held here. The local pond is home for ducks, which can be fed, and a cosy café where you can have a meal is located close to it.

Nightlife and Restaurants

Get acquainted with the real British cuisine in "The Royal Oak" restaurant. It is suitable for a family dinner after an eventful day of exploring the historic city. Very diverse menu, great selection of drinks, pleasant decoration of the hall and friendly staff will make your dinner unforgettable.
You will definitely come back to Coventry, this rainy, but such a beautiful, ancient city again. For your convenience, make a hotel booking or rent a car on the website before starting your exciting British journey.

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