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Sightseeing in Coventry - what to see. Complete travel guide

Coventry is a modern resort city that is located not far away from London. This is an important historical center of England. This place became famous due to Scottish queen Mary, Lady Godiva and royalists who lived during the times of Henry VIII. In the end of the 19th century this city started manufacturing high quality watches and make best sewing machines and bicycles in Europe. Coventry was damaged severely during World War II, but it managed to resurrect from ashes like the legendary bird Phoenix and only improved its status of the large industrial center.
Coventry, a city in the heart of the United Kingdom, is a great place for a family vacation. Both those wishing to spend time in peace and tranquility, as well as lovers of active pastime. … Open
The school building is one of the sights of the city that is highly recommended to visit. The school was built in 1100. Initially the building was occupied by a church, and starting from 1557 – by a Catholic classic school. Among the most famous religious facilities of the city we should mention St. John Church built in 1344 by order of Queen Isabella. In the 16th century the church lost its religious meaning and was used as a prison. Captivated royalists were kept in it. Bablake School is another educational facility of medieval times. It was built in 1560. This school is located near Bond’s Hospital on Hill Street, so both houses are connected by an arc. If you pass the arc by, you will enter a cozy inner yard, which hasn’t changed through centuries. While walking in the park you can see Cook Street Gates that are decorated with a bas-relief featuring the symbol of the city – an elephant that holds a castle on his spine. One more religious facility that has miraculously survived in war is Church of the Holy Trinity. One of the church’s towers is 72 meters tall.
Finish your observation of Coventry's sights by visiting St. Maria Town Hall. In this building was imprisoned the Scottish queen. The Town Hall exhibits that letter that was written by the queen to the inhabitants of this city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the most popular gastronomic places in Coventry is The Royal Oak restaurant, where British cuisine is offered to guests. Nice room design in bright colors, a variety of treats and … Open
In the miniature town works the only state museum - Transport Museum. Its exposition can be studied for hours. It fully reflects the history of the development of the transport industry in England. In this museum, you can see the old steam engines and locomotives that cruised the railways hundreds of years ago. Of great interest is the collection of old bicycles and cars. Visitors of the museum are allowed to be photographed while driving some cars. The city is known as the place of production of Jaguar cars. In the museum, they are dedicated to a separate exposition. It includes unique samples of rare cars, and the most luxurious modern cars. Coventry guests can visit this amazing museum for free.
The picturesque Coombe Country Park is very popular among Nature lovers. During the warmer months, one can spend all day here. In this park, there is a lake in which ducks swim. There are many playgrounds for children. The park is quite large, and is suitable not only for walking, but also for cycling. On its vast territory, it is not difficult to find a cozy place for a picnic.
Coventry can hardly be called a typical tourist city, even though quite a lot of historical attractions have been preserved on its territory. You will not find huge crowds of tourists, life … Open
If these natural beauties seem not enough, you can go to the neighborhood of Coventry. Here very interesting horse riding takes place. A trip to the private Museum of Music, promises to be Very interesting. It will be liked by all music lovers without exception. Rare vinyl records, old black-and-white photographs, on which are depicted world-famous musicians, as well as autographs and personal belongings of famous musicians, are kept in this museum. Although this museum is quite small, it has won worldwide fame and popularity over the years.
coventry-priory-row Those who are interested in the culture of the past, will like the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Contrary to expectations, this miniature private museum presents a collection of not only works of art, but also very interesting antiques. Beautiful antique dishes in the national style, old phones, radios and typewriters – are among the exhibits presented here. The most unexpected can be seen. There is also a very interesting culinary department, which presents old packs of sugar, boxes of cookies and tea, and other kitchen utensils.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Coventry and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Coventry
♥   Shopping area ' The Precinct' Coventry, 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Smithford Way' Coventry, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' West Orchards' Coventry, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Market Way' Coventry, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Cross Cheaping' Coventry, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Coventry
♥   Castle 'Kenilworth Castle' , 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Astley Castle' , 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Maxstoke Castle' , 12.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brinklow Castle' , 13.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Warwick Castle Warwick' , 15.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Coventry and around
♥   Art museum 'Herbert Art Gallery and Museum' Coventry, 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Coventry from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Castle Woodstock

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
The ghost of beauty, living in the castle, is considered a good one, and never frightens the people who come to the castle with good intentions. One of the most incredible cases happened in the castle in the 18th century, when the officials wanted to expropriate the whole property as compensation for the owners' big debts. The ghost of Rozamunda has received them extremely unfriendly. The officials were thrown with the stones and watered by the cold water, whose appearance in the narrow corridors remains unexplained until today. Thus the protector's ghost saved the castle's valuable property. Thanks to the unusual case, the collection of antique objects and works of art can be appreciated today. … Read further

Burlington

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
Only in 2004 all the equipment and provision were removed from the tunnels. Some rooms in the underground shelter still aren’t dissembled. There you can see a huge telephone station with a great number of facilities and covered new chairs. There also saved a part of the railway station and other interesting rooms with various equipment. Until recently, the underground shelter was classified as a secret but several years ago its place was revealed. Today everyone can come to Burlington, the entrance is on the hillslope. The underground shelter has its own elevator that works until now. … Read further
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Sightseeing in regions nearby Coventry

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