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You may have seen the recently we’ve been out and about in Hull. This experience really opened my eyes as to just how much is available in the UK, without having to travel far at all.
Coventry is one of those places and is a city which is rich in history and culture. Here are just some of the great things to see and do whilst in this beautiful city.
Visit the cathedral
Throughout history, Coventry had been home to three separate cathedrals. Its most modern cathedral was built after the destruction of former cathedral in World War 2. You can still visit the ruins of the original cathedral. Meanwhile, the modern cathedral is a sight to behold itself, sporting a very modern and futuristic interior. The cathedral is free to enter.
See the other historical buildings
Despite much of Coventry being destroyed in World War 2, there is still a lot of history that has stayed intact. There’s St. Mary’s Guildhall, which was built in the 1340s and served as a prison for Mary Queen of Scots as well as a playhouse for Shakespeare. There’s also Whitefriar’s Monastery – a historical monastery located off the beaten path. Remains of Tudor and medieval buildings can be found all across the city.
Explore the museums
Coventry sports an impressive number of museums, dedicated to all manner of weird and wonderful themes. A few popular examples include Coventry Transport Museum, The Coventry Music Museum, Coventry Watch Museum and the National Motorcycle Museum. Many of these museums are suitable for kids and are cheap to enter.
Dine out at local restaurants
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to eat in Coventry. Ranging from gastropubs for those fancying a traditional roast all the way through to Indian restaurants for those craving a curry.
In addition to restaurants, there are plenty of bars to grab a drink in or markets to explore.
Coventry also has a number of parks that are ideal for walking through when you want a natural escape. Caludon Castle Park is a large green space that also hosts the ruins of Caludon Castle. War Memorial Park meanwhile is a large park that was opened in 1921 as a tribute to the fallen victims of the first world war. Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve is also a few miles east of the city and it is a popular hotspot for birdwatchers.
Have you ever been to Coventry? What was your highlight?
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