Visit the Cotswolds - which is...
Visit the Cotswolds - which is what these pages are going to be about, it is just that Coventry is one of the nearest places (though the hills stretch down towards to Bristol!) Honeymooning at the Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway, Worcestershire; walking Cleeve Hill; shopping (and eating!) in Cheltenham; and visiting pubs and churches all over the hills.
Aviary at Memorial Park
Whilst i prefere to see Birds in the wild, this is a great place to take the kids for a close up look at some beautiful birds which include the napoleon weaver, The Java Dove , The Chinese Quail and some Cockateals
The Aviary is well cared for , the birds are fed and watered every morning and are visited by the vet twice a year, or if they are ill.
The large cages also have heaters for the winter
nortons barkers butts lane...
nortons barkers butts lane coundon
this resturant is family owned and ran. martin the chef did his training at the local henley college. it is small and cosy offering a good wine list during the day you might like to call in for a snack with a cup of tea or coffee. you can also purchase home cooked ham at their delicateasent blackpudding starters followed by salmon when in season
Lady Gadiva Statue
According to the popular story, Lady Godiva took pity on the people of Coventry, who were suffering grievously under her husband's oppressive taxation. Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who obstinately refused to remit the tolls. At last, weary of her entreaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town. Lady Godiva took him at his word and, after issuing a proclamation that all persons should stay indoors and shut their windows, she rode through the town, clothed only in her long hair. Only one person in the town, a tailor ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom, disobeyed her proclamation. In the story, Tom bores a hole in his shutters so that he might see Godiva pass. In the end, Godiva's husband keeps his word and abolishes the onerous taxes.
The Statue of Lady Godiva was created by Sir William Reid Dick and was unveiled at midday on 22 October 1949 in Broadgate.
Priory of St Mary
St Mary was the first cathedral of Coventry city, it was founded by Earl Leofric and his wife Lady Godiva. In sixteenth century it was demolished by Henry VIII. Over the time of King Henry VI it was in very limelight. The entry to St Mary's Hall is on Bayley Lane which runs on the south side of the ruins of the old Cathedral. it is open from 10:00 am till 4:pm and admission is free.