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Coventry Cathedral

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Stunning

The stained glass was every bit as wonderful as we had hoped. Staff were friendly and helpful. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Libra_K1960
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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A must see in Coventry.

This really is a place to visit when you come to Coventry, I have lived here for a couple of years... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jennytaylorflorist
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Not what you expect. The new one is very "Concert" however, the stain glass windows are good. The old one is what you would expect since it was bombed in WW2. Have a look around the outside down the old streets, much more exciting.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The stained glass was every bit as wonderful as we had hoped. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were lucky enough to hear the organist practising as well. My main wish was to see the tapestry, and I am delighted to have done so.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Libra_K1960
Reviewed 2 days ago

This really is a place to visit when you come to Coventry, I have lived here for a couple of years now and have only ever really popped my head in to see what it was like but I visited again recently with my grown...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came across this Cathedral as we went shopping. You get a strange feeling when you are standing there, and The ruins are breathtaking. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are Coventry, and worth going to the new built cathedral as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The old cathedral now just it’s shell, after the bombing November 1940. Couple poignant relics and interesting information board gives facts and stresses on Forgiveness. The new cathedral next door is a good visit too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a look around earlier today and so pleased that I did as it was lovely and peaceful. You could get lost in thinking about this modern piece of architecture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank The_Poppys030514
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our cathedral and pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Coventry Cathedral has a wealth of history and is an eerily beautiful space with interesting nooks and crannies to discover along the way.....

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 1 week ago

This imposing modern structure next door to the ruins of the bombed-out old cathedral has an atmosphere all of it's own. The stained-glass windows are a joy and the Gethsemane chapel in particular is quite inspiring. There is a shop between the two cathedrals and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jen H
CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the many things to see in the new Cathedral. We do get many really positive comments about the atmosphere and food in our "Rising Café".

Reviewed 1 week ago

To my mind a more beautiful building than the modern complete Cathedral next door. Simply stunning, especially in the right light .

Date of experience: February 2019
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CarlaCovCath, Public 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 via mobile

The "newer" Cathedral is a testimony to design and the windows, particularly the west entrance etched window, are stunning. The older cathedral,now a ruin,was bombed during WWII causing death and destruction but the overwhelming message as we walked around was of forgiveness.The charred cross displayed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 798annemarieg
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.

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astridajolanda
December 17, 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Well. Plenty of Graduates and families. Can't say I remember a litter problem. That's sad. Such a beautiful building.
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Geoff W
May 4, 2018|
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Car Parking, there is Parking very near to the Cathedral on a side street. Turn left at the side of the Herbert Art Gallery. Follow that little road to the end. New cathedral Ahead of you. Turnleft again and left again... More
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MichaelL4468
October 18, 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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