Such an amazing city, sometimes as a Coventry through and through resident I take it for granted. Forgetting the history behind Coventry. So here are 17 things to see and do in Coventry!
- Medieval Spon Street, amazing original timber framed buildings in a collection of relocated medieval structures. Offering some of the greatest Bars and Niche shops in the City.
- Coventry Cathedral, so much history, a must see location in Coventry.
- Coventry Cathedral Ruins, the remains of the previous cathedral destroyed during the second world war.
- Coventry Transport Museum, I can remember as far back as when I was 5 years old visiting at the older location. Mesmerised by the Vehicles and History on show.
- Midland Air Museum, located on the outskirts of Coventry close to Coventry Airport, offering close up experiences of Aircraft spanning many years, great restaurant on site too!
- War Memorial Park, acres of greenery with pockets of history dotted around the designated pathways. Frequented by dog walkers, skaters, cyclist, and recreational walkers. A perfectly maintained pitch and putt in the middle too.
- Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, with an unspoilt feel about this area close to Coventry, a great place to have a walk or run-around. Marvellous views.
- Belgrade theatre, Oh no he didn’t! Hosting more modern features now since its refurbishment in 2007 a great Theatre with amazing shows.
- Coombe Abbey Country Park, as far back as I remember loving every moment spent here. Great park and Play areas, the visitor centre has so much information on its history. Not forgetting the Hotel!, a must visit even if you just pop in for a cuppa.
- Coventry Watch Museum, housed on Spon Street mentioned above, very interesting and intriguing on the world of watches.
- Lunt Roman Fort, great fun for the children, who doesn’t want to be a roman for the day. Great events on throughout the year. An amazing history lesson.
- The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, what more can be said? Must visit, completely free!
- Statue of Liberty Lady Godiva, located outside Cathedral Lanes Shopping centre, also located in front of Coventry’s famous clock chiming on the hour showing Peeping Tom and lady Godiva.
- Coventry Canal Art Trail, great walk with sights to behold showing sculptures along the 5.5 mile stretch of Coventry Canal.
- Whittle Arch, located on Millennium Place outside the Transport Museum, celebrating Sir Frank Whittle, father of the jet Engine.
- Sutton Stop/Hawkesbury Junction, located where the Oxford Canal meets Coventry Canal, hosting Famous pubs and very active locks. Great cycling route on the north edge of Coventry.
- Whitefriars Monastery, where Queen Elizabeth I addressed the folks of Coventry.
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