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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

Hit by an incendiary bomb in 1940, the medieval cathedral in Coventry's city center was nearly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
redeco
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Beautiful

I have traveled to a few countries now and have always been interested in the architecture and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 contains some of the finest examples of 1950's and 60's art and architecture in the country.
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5FB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hit by an incendiary bomb in 1940, the medieval cathedral in Coventry's city center was nearly completely destroyed. What remains? Tracery from stained glass windows, a bell tower, steps leading to a ghost pulpit, part of the main altar. A visit to the old cathedral...More

Thank redeco
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and the many things to see in the new one. We are pleased that you learnt, and retained, so much from your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have traveled to a few countries now and have always been interested in the architecture and the general looks of buildings in the cities I visit. Usually I am not impressed by cathedrals, but this one was stunning. Beautiful, peaceful and holistic. Loved it!

Thank DomO696
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our cathedral and pleased that you were so impressed with the buildings old and new.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a concert there with friends on 30 December 2017. Paid twenty five pounds each entrance fee and got terrible acoustics, overpriced bar and primitive toilets. Can't believe a sound check was done first as couldn't recognise many of the songs being played despite the...More

Thank Angie B
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so sorry that you did not enjoy this concert. As you can imagine, it’s a difficult venue to get the acoustics quite right. We have limited toilets on site and the additional ones are hired for the day. These temporary toilets are of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my children have watched BBC Nativity film, they were excited to see the cathedral ruin where the stage was set up for the school children's Nativity play in the film.

Thank tanabota1
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the ruins of our cathedral and are pleased that your children enjoyed the experience. We hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Coventry cathedral alongside 3 colleagues and 58 children . I very much enjoyed walking around the cathedral ruins, visiting the museum and the new cathedral which is beautiful. The guide my group went around with was informative a pitched the tour at the...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments about your students' visit to our cathedral and how our guide's activities created so much interest. We do get many really positive comments about the atmosphere and food in our "Rising Café".

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in an interesting part of the city. Worth a walk through to get the feel of the grandeur of this building. Brings you out on to the new Cathedral which is just as impressive despite being so much more modern.

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coventry cathedral was also ruined following World War II and people felt traumatised mentally too. Germans far later sent teams to repair Cathedral and World Leaders vowed not to do war in future. Reconciliation statue is also a memory here.

Thank Rajesh C
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral. The new cathedral was designed to integrate and form one place of peace and reconciliation. Perhaps you will come again to fully experience what the new cathedral has to offer.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

steeped in history, great artwork in the Sutherland tapestry and a background for quite a few TV programmes. I love walking around both old and new Cathedrals and if you can climb the spire there are fantastic views across the city

Thank Pauline W
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and the Sutherland Tapestry in the new one.The views from the tower are just great for that "Kodak" moment

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shows how the last world war destroyed the old Coventry Cathedral. Then in the nineteen sixties, HM.Queen Elizabeth the second, opened the New Cathedral. To which does get a lot of visitors,not only from Coventarans but from other countries around the world.

Thank kathleen k
CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of both our cathedrals and hope that you will visit again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The new cathedral is right next to the ruins of the old cathedral. The new cathedral is best viewed as you leave as this is when you can see the lovely stained glass window which is the best feature. The old cathedral is lovely and...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you will visit again in the near future. The views from the tower are just great for that "Kodak" moment

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Michael L
18 October 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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Michael L
18 October 2017|
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Response from covcat70 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know about that as I am in Australia
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Pat F
11 October 2015|
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Response from CarlaCovCath | Property representative |
Hi Pat, thanks for your question. The Transport Museum is separate to the Cathedral so unfortunately we can't assist with that. Their website should give you the information you need though. As EximiousTraveller has stated... More
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