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Lady Godiva Statue

Broadgate, Coventry, England
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Good to discover the history of medieval Coventry

You really can't miss the statue, it's right in the middle of the square in the main shopping area... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Catherine W
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Worth a look

An interesting bit of Coventry history and worth a quick look if you happen to be passing by anyway.

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Thomas P
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“peeping tom” (83 reviews)
“city centre” (35 reviews)
“clock strikes” (8 reviews)
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Broadgate, Coventry, England
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You really can't miss the statue, it's right in the middle of the square in the main shopping area of Coventry city centre. It's a nicely done up area of the city and very open, and is lit up lovely in the evenings. It's also...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

An interesting bit of Coventry history and worth a quick look if you happen to be passing by anyway.

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

What a story, what grit and determination by the lady - thinking about the poor! A must see for all the people who visit Coventry. Situated in the heart of the city Center.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

A statue to the Lady Godiva, who rode naked through Coventry to persuade her husband to drop duties on farmers, or so the story goes. I won't get into the truth of the matter as I have heard passionate cases for both versions, fact or...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The tale, although described as fiction, is in fact true. Lady Godiva rode through the streets naked in protest to her husband's (Lord Leofric) tax increases

Thank Taberd
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Lady Godiva, the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, reportedly rode naked around the streets of Coventry in a bid to get her husband to reduce taxes in the 11th Century. They are saying that In folklore, Peeping Tom was the only person to look...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

well i think the statue is good but nothing to write home about. but it is worth seeing the other parts of coverty is good also

Thank Pete D
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is a famous Coventry landmark, located in the city centre easily spotted as you are walking towards the newly established eating places. This statue is commemorating a famous woman who history has it rode through the city on horseback bare.

Thank teemay2016
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

You can't be in Coventry and not find out the Godiva history. She of the naked riding fame. The statue gives some history of her link with Coventry. It gives your neck a crick if you stand too close to the statue and try to...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

cute idea to place such a famous lady in a central square but she often gets sidelined when there is a festival e.g. beer october fest or the xmas lights on or xmas market. link better with peeping tom and the clock

Thank CorkNicola
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