The only place that is interesting in Coventry (other than shopping in the small town) is the cathedral.
Originally dating from the 16th-century, it is now a 20th-century pastiche of Tudor architecture. The gardens are famous for their herbaceous borders and famous collection of yew trees.
Directions: About 30km West (and a bit South) of Coventry - only a few km from Baddesley Clinton, so you can easily visit these both in the same daytrip.
A moated manor house, dating from the 15th century. The house was a haven for persecuted Catholics (it has three priest-holes) and there is a lovely garden with ponds.
Address: 20km West (and South a little) of Coventry.
Quite a nice, small city with a historic centre and a lovely Cathedral. Some nice old shops, pubs and restaurants. Worth a few hours at least.
Address: 40km North-West of Coventry.
Beatiful town that was the birthplace and home of William Shapespeare, before his subsequent move to London.
Address: 30km South-West of Coventry (take the A46 road)
One of the great gardens of England. Laid out as a series of 'outdoor rooms', each with its own character and separated by walls and hedges.
Address: 45km South-West of Coventry
A quintessential Turdor Manor house, set in acres of parklands with walks, formal gardens, deer park, estate church...
Directions: 30km South-West of Coventry, on the road to and quite near to Stratford.