Coventry Travel Guide

  • Hutton's etched angels in the cathedral.
    Hutton's etched angels in the cathedral.
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    St Michaels Cathedral
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Coventry Things to Do

  • Midland Air Museum

    The Midland Air Museum is an aeronautical collection started in 1967 by a small group of local aircraft enthusiasts and now consists of approximately sixty aircraft. The museum also includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine, who also attended the same school as yours...

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  • Holy Trinity church

    Holy Trinity church is a few minutes' walk from the cathedrals and is well worth a visit.It's an ancient church, with its North Porch dating from the mid-1200s (and there was a church on the site long before that). The building has been changed and extended over the centuries, obviously, but includes some interesting bits & pieces:* A 'Doom...

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  • The new cathedral.

    Coventry's new St Michael's cathedral, adjoining the ruins of the old and completed in 1962, is a very impressive piece of modern architecture.I don't like modern architecture much, but I appreciated the skill, craftsmanship and ...yes...love which went into creating a suitable replacement for Coventry's spiritual heart.The architect was Sir Basil...

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Coventry Restaurants

  • Chef & Brewer

    Family restaurant that operates under the Chef and Brewer chain the Old Mill Inn is a converted watermill whose origins stretch back to the Doomsday Book, the inn is set in an attractive riverside location by the River Sowe and is a traditional and charming pub restaurant. The food portions whilst not large were of an excellent quality in a very...

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  • The fish curry...wow

    Impressive dining room situated at the side of the casino, with a dark wood and red/brown leather scheme going on, and some interesting statues.Really friendly staff who happily explained the items on the menu we didn't understand.Asked us questions about what we liked and made some recommendations that we took.Its in a Casino, but don't let that...

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  • Great food, great prices

    Wetherspoons in Coventry is housed in a lovely looking Tudor building. It is a huge place inside offering seating on two levels. We really enjoyed our meals here and just as it happened the night we went there was an offer where there was a free drink with a meal off the 'Grill' menu - three meals and drinks came to somewhere in the region of...

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Coventry Nightlife

  • Finally somewhere fresh and new to club

    Its great....the only clean , classy place in coventry if you want to go out and feel special.£3 on the Door and in you go into UV heaven! the theme for the launch night 12/11/2011.Students get in free so if you got a nus like me its cheap all round as the drinks offers are good.A rare gem as its a dedicated House venue....one that coventry really...

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  • Discover Eden

    A laid back bar with multiple rooms and corners which mean you can choose to find a space that matches the mood. Friday night is accompanied with a live dj and varying drinks promotions. Great place for our English summer in the courtyard with its oasis water feature, and a heated canopy for when it gets cooler.Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 11 pm...

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  • Nightlife

    These nightlcubs are situated all in one complex making people even lazier. The Security in these events are high but worth going. big names such as DJ Jean, Sash, Paul Okenfold, Tidy trax, Romeo Dunn. Oxide Nuetrino have all perfromed live. The ever faster growing UKClubCulture for the under 18's is becomming very popular with the teenie boppers...

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Coventry Transportation

  • Take the train

    I decided it was cheaper to take the train from Nuneaton (3.50GBP parking, 4.50GBP return fare) than pay for petrol and parking in Coventry. Not to mention the hassle of trying to actually *find* somewhere to park, and the hassle of traffic getting into and out of the city.It may well be worth your while to do the same.Trains from Nuneaton (and...

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  • By coach to Coventry

    Coventry is well connected by coach to Birmingham as well as to Milton Keynes, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport and London. Coaches run several times per day, travel time to Birmingham is around half an hour while central London or Stansted Airport take around three hours. The coach station is not the cleanest one I have seen but at least bus...

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  • By air to Coventry

    Coventry’s airport is not well served and with exception of a Wizzair Service to Katowice (Poland), you’ll only have Thomsonfly holiday package flights to the Mediterranean Sea. Travellers who want to reach Coventry by air are advised to use Birmingham Airport which is less than half an hour away from Coventry. Frequent coach services (National...

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Coventry Shopping

  • Chelsea Gold flowers

    A wonderful friendly florist, whose staff have now won 2 gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show.Don't know what to buy that special woman in your life, then let Tracy & her staff guide you, you can be sure that the result will be fantastic.The owners husband is a professional photographer, based upstairs. For all personal & professional jobs. Did a...

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  • Another shopping place

    Another shopping placeCoventry city is mainly consist of three main things, one is University, second is cathedral and last one is shopping places. There are so many shopping places that I lost my count. They all are next to each other and have variety of shops.

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  • Sherbourne Arcade

    Coventry city has loads of shopping places and Sherbourne Arcade is one of them. It is located on Lower Precinct. The parking is next to shopping centre and you can walk from there. The whole arcade is under one roof and there are different kinds of shops in there. It is modern looking latest shopping centre in Coventry city.

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Coventry Local Customs

  • City of Coventry Locomotive

    LMS 46240 Coronation Class The LMS Coronation Class was a group of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. They were the most powerful passenger steam locomotives ever to be built for the British railway network, estimated at 3300 horsepower and making them far more powerful than the diesel engines that replaced them. The...

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  • Being sent to Coventry

    The term 'being sent to Coventry' used to be in quite common parlance in England. I can ceratinly rememebr it being used in the playground as a child. It is a kind of punishment whereby nobody speaks to the person in question at all. It was also commonly used against people who broke 'union rules' in disputes in factories. I think it is less...

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  • Christmas Blowout

    This is not just a coventry thing, its more a british thing ,CHRISTMAS dinner usauly starts with a couple of glasses of wine whilst preparing this feast, followed by dinner itself consisting of Roast Turkey, Chestnut stuffing, mini sausage's wrapped in bacon, Roast potatoes, mashed potatoes Sprouts,roast parsnips,mashed...

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Coventry Warnings and Dangers

  • Hillfields, NW of City Centre

    Hillfields is a residential area of Coventry about 15 mins walk away from the City Centre. It's skyline is dominated by several blocklike, weathered concrete towers which although are ugly, do have some bizarre visual appeal as they look like they are about to take-off and fly away due to the large wing-like structure on top. It is not recommeded...

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  • Hillfields - after dark... A...

    Hillfields - after dark... A reknowned red light area of Coventry...unless that's what you were looking for! Word of warning, police are vigilent about prostitution here so if you're brave/desparate enough to venture...don't be surprised if you get stopped/pulled over!

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Coventry Tourist Traps

  • ON THE BUSESS

    If you are from the Eastern Europe or Western Europe you will pay a fare into the city and then one out of the city , not like some parts of europe where you pay a flat rate from A to B.Get a day saver if you for more then two times.

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  • Tourist Plaques

    The City has a number of historic Plaques dotted around the city centre which give infomation on the building or monument

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  • In the words of Peeping Tom

    The ringroad. It's round...ok, no big deal. But each slip road only gives you a small distance to leave or join the roing road, I'm surprised that there aren't more accidents. But in all seriousness, it's not so bad once you get your head around it, pretty much like a car around a lamp post.. No! I'm kidding! Look at an up to date map, figure out...

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Coventry What to Pack

  • Packing List

    Whatever you choose to use! Comfortable flat shoes or your walking boots. A rainproof coat. Something warm - but layers are best! A good digital camera The Good Pub Guide and the Ordnance Survey maps of the area.

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    An umbrella. Although we have plenty of lovely, sunny days we also have plenty of wet ones too. At least if you bring a brolly you won't be caught unawares! There can be a lot of wasps around during summer months so insect repellent / ointment for sting relief might be a good idea, especially if travelling with children. Everything should be...

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Coventry Off The Beaten Path

  • Clay pipes

    Clay pipes, were once very common in Europe peaking between 1850-1920 , But after the great war ,cigarettes became cheaper and so took over, but during Victorian times clay pipes were cheap and broke easily so many survive today but not to many with the stems still attached...styles changed considerably I have shown a couple of examples that Ive...

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  • Local History

    Victorian Bottles, all the bottles I have dug up myself and all date from Victorian times 1880-1910, In those days bottles were embossed and had ingenious methods of sealing , glass stoppers, there many many patents taken out during that period the most famous being the Codd patent, named after its inventor Hiram Codd, it had a pinched neck which...

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  • War Memorial Park

    This is without doubt the best park in Coventry, with plenty of activities; it was opened in 1921 as a tribute to all the soldiers from Coventry who lost their lives during the Great War (1914-1918) There are so many things to do Tennis, Golf, Football, Bowls, there’s a Skate park, Children’s play area large Café and Aviary as well as Copper Beech...

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Coventry Sports & Outdoors

  • Coventry City Football Club

    Coventry City was founded in 1883 by employees of Singer the cycle firm and changed its name from Singers F.C. to Coventry City in 1898. In 1899 after previous stays at Dowells Field and Stoke Road the club moved to Highfield Road where it remained until 2005. For the 2005–06 season, Coventry City moved to the new Ricoh Arena.The Ricoh Arena is an...

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  • Coventry City FC

    Coventry City Football Club recently moved into a brand new staduim, the Ricoh Staduim Coventry are currently playing well at home, the staduim holds 32000 people, and offers excellent veiws from all areas,

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  • Fishing for fun

    There is some very good fishing available in the coventry area this Carp was caught at a local water, Try Ryton pools,Packington fisheries,Coombe abbey, and many excellent streches of the River Avon, don't forget you need rod licences and tickets, W,H.Lanes have the best knowledge and tackle will also recommend bait and supply all Licences atc

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Coventry Favorites

  • Coventry Airport - East of West ?

    If you need to go to the airport for something else than getting a Wizzair or Thomsonfly flight, please make sure that you are at the right place. There is the main terminal which looks like a container village and is located at the eastern side of the airport. And there are facilities in the west, kilometers away from the mentioned terminal...

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  • Crown court

    Coventry crown court is located in Much Park Street. It is the place where all the criminal and other case proceeds. It is one of the city’s new buildings. It is obviously nothing really not important place but the building is centrally located and seems good so why not stroll down to have a look of it.

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    I would immediately be out on the *** down ikon or diva because they are basically all weve got in terms of nightclubs WE NEED MORE!! My fondest Memory, hmm thats a tough one i havent been aroung that long. The Talent is very good, tarty girls, pretty girls but if you touch a blokes g/f without knowing, your F****d, oh but stay out of areas like...

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