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Address: 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Celebrated as the UK's favourite 20th century building, Coventry Cathedral...

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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Blitz museum fab

Really interesting but the stars were the two men running the blitz museum fantastic. They were so enthusiastic. Was not happy to pay to get into new cathedral let me decide how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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gloucestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting but the stars were the two men running the blitz museum fantastic. They were so enthusiastic. Was not happy to pay to get into new cathedral let me decide how much of a donation.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

love see Cathedral - like see all history and can see real history -sad is not more place like this I an see

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Thank david13851
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place if I want to rest and think and the new church next door is also nice place to look around

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved visiting the old and new together. The amazing baptistry window in the new looked beautiful with the sun shining through it. The huge tapestry of Jesus dominating the altar. The stark contrast of the old bombed out cathedral with the cross of nails. Such a great place to reflect.

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Thank MrsBsTravels
Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just visited the ruins of the old cathedral - I was too tight to pay to go in the new one and to be honest I enjoy the craftsmanship of old buildings and ruins. Coventry Cathedral is a lovely place to visit. You can see the skill of the masons in the ruins and there are some lovely sculptures... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really amassing way to pass some time in Coventry. It is a mediaeval church bombed during the war and a symbolic of the struggles and devastation the city suffered during WWII. Take time to look at the statue of reconciliation which is quite moving when you locate reconciliation adjacent to destruction and devastation. Free entry and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Probably the best known attraction in Coventry. The Cathedral, opened in 1962, has lost none of its' power to amaze and move. The best approach is to start in the ruins of the old cathedral, then take the almost hidden steps down and to the left to reach the new cathedral up the main steps, with Epstein's St Michael and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cathedral is what remains after it was bombed during WW2. Within you can find the story of this place, but surprisingly this tale is not only about terrible losses, but also about hope, teamwork and forgiveness, and about how the bonds of kinship between human beings run deeper than hatred.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

obviously this is a real gem in the background of the spires. it is eerie in the twilight but very beautiful with its imposing feature

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As coventry is quite a smal city you would most probably visit coventry cathedral as the main attraction of the city. There's old and new cathedral, theyre all closed by 5PM. I would recommend spending more time in the old cathedral, its very unique as its roof-less due to nuclear attack years ago. The cathedral is located 10 min away... More 

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