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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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A special place

The old and new Cathedrals at Coventry are stunning, and well worth a visit. The stained glass and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ancient and modern

There is so much to experience here in a city that was blitzed during World War 2. Beside the old... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cathy H
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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

1  Thank DrPeterDRobinson
Reviewed 3 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

2  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 3 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

2  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited yesterday with my husband and my disabled niece. My niece was interested in the cathedral ruins but it was difficult for her to see more than the outside because of the steps as she is wheel chair bound. However, we went into the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an exceptional cathedral with beautiful works of art as well as it feeling like a very healing space.The stain glass windows are a revelation and are like beautiful jewels. They are revealed as you walk past them and look back. The main window...More

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is so beautiful both from the inside and out. The stained glass is stunning and to see the wooden cross made from the embers of the wartime bombing was moving. We attended a Choral Evensong and it was a joy to hear the...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coventry Cathedral is a modern structure connected to the bombed and preserved remains of the old St Michael's Cathedral. The Cathedral is impressive and spectacular - certainly very large. The modern abstract stained glass windows are bright and vivid. The various chapels are dramatic and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a unique historical space. The building is uniquely reconstructed after the bombings of World War. You must see this place when you're in Coventry.

Thank Kasra G
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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