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Address: 1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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+44 24 7652 1200
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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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Calming walk

Nice space to walk around, very calm feel and local to lots of other sifts in Coventry. Detailed info of the war and its impacts on Coventry too. Peaceful place

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Alice C
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice space to walk around, very calm feel and local to lots of other sifts in Coventry. Detailed info of the war and its impacts on Coventry too. Peaceful place

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours wandering round the Cathedral and listening to the choir. Also the old ruins of the old Cathedral. Very peaceful.

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Thank Anne M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best spots in Coventry, so much history and beauty in one place. A must see when visiting Coventry.

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Thank bjarf22
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The juxtaposition of the ruins of the medieval cathedral and the 1969s replacement is striking and was an inspired idea to keep the ruins. Both are beautiful in their own way and well deserve a visit.

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Thank annemariemctavish
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to see however not the best Cathedral. Pleasant to sit on the benches in the sunshine though. Easy to find in the City Centre

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Thank Diane G
Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of the old Cathedral are very well kept. It was an interesting visit and the cathedral looked beautiful – we were lucky to be there on a sunny day. You don’t pay to see the ruins but there is a small museum that you can enter for only £1.25, and that is well worth a visit. Two elderly... More 

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Thank Iveta A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited both cathedrals. The ruins were free to enter.Normally the new cathedral has an entrance fee but it was free too yesterday.Two beautiful but very different buildings.Then visited the Museum which is also free. I was very impressed.Plenty of historic facts about Coventry and a large museum so free entry was surprising. Had a lovely filter coffee in their cafe... More 

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Thank cbarber2016
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to see in this space. This cathedral was bombed during the second world war. Two crosses were made from the embers one of wood one of nails. The cathedral stands as a symbol if reconciliation. Very moving place.

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Thank riverfallss
London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I persuaded John B to give me a tour and was well rewarded with the history of the site and all the modern artworks. I felt rather a dunce with some of his scripture questions, but he brought the building to life. Its a great site.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is free entry to the ruins of the old Cathedral which is both atmospheric and thought-provoking. I went to the door of the new Cathedral to find out the time it opened, which was 10.00am. I was however dismayed to see that there was a charge to enter of £6 for each adult. I refused to pay on principle.... More 

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