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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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When I used to visit as a child in the late fifties you could still smell the fire that destroyed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris W
Coventry, United Kingdom
via mobile
Left our teenagers speechless

The ruins were mesmerizing. It brought the reality of WWII to light and it was an atmosphere best... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristin R
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I used to visit as a child in the late fifties you could still smell the fire that destroyed the building during the Blitz. That has gone now but the remains are still a stark reminder of the horrors of war. There is such...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ruins were mesmerizing. It brought the reality of WWII to light and it was an atmosphere best described with the word 'reverence.' Our teenagers have, of course, studied WWII in school and this visit really stuck with them. When we recapped our full two...More

Thank Kristin R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ruins of Coventry Cathedral have always been a special place to me. Going back after 10 years away, nothing had changed. This is a place for contemplation, for reflection and for forgiveness. On the night of 14th November 1940, the cathedral was destroyed by...More

Thank ccfc1968
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the ruins and the "new" Cathedrals. I actually preferred the ruins, although the "new" has much to offer too. Spent more time in the ruins as I could picture the bombing and what devastation the war did to our country.

Thank Shell W
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Very Beautiful Old Cathedral with fantastic architecture that you can stroll round for free Then pay to go in to the New Cathedral very modern and very big with works of art , small chapels and other rooms, just looking at the outside (...More

1  Thank philbyrne2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ruins of Coventry Cathedral are awesome, if you'll pardon the American style pun. Left following the devastating bombing of November 1940, they are atmospheric in themselves, with informative boards explaining what and where things were. If you're energetic enough climb the tower, the one...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 5 days ago

No visit to the Coventry area is complete without time at the extraordinary Cathedral. There is so much to see and take in. I remember it being built ( the new one, of course as I told my grandchildren) and this was my first visit...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the ruins of the cathedral. But could you please advertise at the top in bold when you aren't open due to events as we were disappointed to travel to visit with elderly family to find it shut to the public with no sign...More

Thank Tinytimtown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks quite good on the outside. Didn't go in as it is charged (which doesn't seem quite right to me). The ruins of the mediaeval cathedral were quite interesting. Walked round and the door to the cafe was locked unfortunately.

Thank CaseyJunior
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents wanted to visit here when they visited us and I must say I was quite impressed. Lovely to walk around and learn some history. You can access the ruins free of charge. We walked up to the top of the cathedral tower and...More

Thank mlc2001
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Pat F
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