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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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Great place to visit

What a great place to visit. Even as an adult there is a lot to learn. Beautiful place to visit with some great things to see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bev P
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Warwickshire england
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Warwickshire england
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Even as an adult there is a lot to learn. Beautiful place to visit with some great things to see

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again. More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A welcome break from walking around the university open day. The Cathedral ruins bring a real sense of despair and sadness to those who suffered in Coventry during the blitz, well worth a visit

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again. More 

UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the new cathedral and also the ruins of the original cathedral. My husband climbed the many stairs of the tower but this was not suitable to do with a 3 year old. We joined in the short reconciliation service at 12pm and were glad we had opportunity to do this.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your time at the cathedral, and we hope that you will visit us again. More 

Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a moving area with visions of what this bombed out city went through and survived. The new modern church continues the faith. People who begrudge an entrance fee obviously have no understanding of the expense of maintaining a large building and its operation. Personnel are paid - I assume the visitors get paid for their work.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and understanding of our situation. We hope to see you again. More 

Dursley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I do understand that religious buildings must be struggling to maintain the building. However I do wonder how the church authorities can justify admission charges which prevent people visiting iconic religious buildings. Coventry Cathedral requires an admission charge of £6 per adult unless you are attending a service or similar. As many people must be unable to attend at the... More 

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are frustrated at our entry charge. As we are not funded by anyone it costs us £5000 a day, and £358 an hour just to stay open, otherwise we would have to close. It is £6 for adults and £5 for concessions, with under 18’s and students free.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the modern Cathedral charges for entry, I declined to pay as I believe Churches should be free to all. I did go to the bombed ruins of the original Cathedral, a wonderfully spiritual experience.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Ruins. We are sorry to hear that you are frustrated at our entry charge. As we are not funded by anyone it costs us £5000 a day, and £358 an hour just to stay open, otherwise we would have to close. It is £6 for... More 

Wollongong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around the shell of a cathedral which has been poignantly left in its' bombed state. We walked up the spiral stairs to get a great view. Had a nice lunch across the road in a cultural centre

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience in the Ruins and we hope to see you again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't overpraise one of the finest Mediaeval Cathedral's in the World! Shame it was bombed to pieces in WW2 but the walls and spire survived and you can still go up the spiral staicase! Check out the sculpture of Ecce Homo and the rest of the city while you're here...

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We hope that you will visit us again. More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Old Cathedral very interesting and fascinating, unfortunately i found the new cathedral cold & uninviting did not feel like a place of worship or interest at all

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback.we are glad that you enjoyed the ruins, and are sorry tro hear that the new cathedral didn’t live up to your expectations. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great time spent here showing my international guests/friends around the ruins, more so because they were genuinely fascinated by our history.

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