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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Great Value Break

Great value three day break including bed, buffet breakfast, and three course evening dinner... read more

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Susan K
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As a Coventrian I find it both sad as well proud to see the cathedral ruins. The new cathedral is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Great value three day break including bed, buffet breakfast, and three course evening dinner. Travelled with Majestic Holidays and this included being picked up from Bridgwater, a tour of Cotswold villages on the first day, second day in Birmingham Christmas Market and the third day...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Coventrian I find it both sad as well proud to see the cathedral ruins. The new cathedral is impressive,, well worth a visit

Thank smjones0947
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and how impressed you were with the new cathedral.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s very interesting to see the destruction of the cathedral sustained in WWII from German bombing. The memorials are quite moving and the small museum really interesting when it’s open.

Thank Don M
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral. Perhaps you will come again to fully experience what the new cathedral has to offer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place and great staff. paid £6 to enter and donate to the cathedral, its a protestant church, and having a great tour by the people there

Thank IOMSiang
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedrals and are pleased that you enjoyed the tour. We hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined on to the new cathedral by steps through one of the arches this ruin is a peaceful place to sit in or walk round. There are sculptures and reminders of the reason it is a ruin. There is a small tourist shop on site....More

Thank Holidayfriends38
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and that it is a place of peace and reconciliation. We have two shops, the other is in the new cathedral. Perhaps you will come again to fully experience what the new cathedral...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new St Michael's Cathedral was designed by Sir Basil Spence and built in the early 60s following the bombing of the city in 1940. Mr. Spence insisted that instead of re-building the old cathedral it should be kept in ruins as a garden of...More

Thank Eline R
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and how the new cathedral was designed to integrate and form one place of peace and reconciliation. Perhaps you will come again to fully experience what the new cathedral has to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

....that's what you do when you stand in the centre of this World War 2 bombed out and restored ruins of the medieval Coventry Cathedral. As you look up imagine what the vaulted wooden roof would have looked like and then imagine the stained glass...More

Thank Martin C
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and sorry that you could not enter the new on. Perhaps you will visit again and, this time, investigate what the new cathedral has to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found it very moving and interesting visit. Easy location to find and a lot to do near by. Would hope to visit again soon.

Thank Tom W
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having previously explored the old cathedral grounds and its history visiting the new cathedral was wonderful. The tapestry is fabulous and along with the history of the cathedral makes this a special place to visit

Thank LadyOfKentCT14
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and your experience of the many things you saw in the new one.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Coventry cathedral for the first time and was very impressed. The site is huge and has wonderful windows. The history is amazing and you can also visit the old cathedral next door that was bombed during WW2. Worth a visit.

Thank stevegoodenough
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and your experience of the many things to see in the new one.

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Michael L
18 October 2017|
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Response from promlass | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. Best to go online and check before your journey. Enjoy.
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Michael L
18 October 2017|
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Response from covcat70 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know about that as I am in Australia
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Pat F
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
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