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St. Mary's Guildhall

Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7683 3328
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My first visit

Loverly place to visit and very interesting historic place to visit specially for weddings through... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Peter M
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful hall

Nothing really to add to the title. Small but interesting to visit. Beautiful colored glasses in a... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Rafa M
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Madrid, Spain
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St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent medieval interiors, and fine artworks the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. Once a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, and even a playhouse where Shakespeare is thought to have performed, the Guildhall provides a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city. St. Mary's Guildhall also offers a memorable venue for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty, good value snacks and refreshments.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
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+44 24 7683 3328
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Loverly place to visit and very interesting historic place to visit specially for weddings through we was just looking around.would recommend any one to visit.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Nothing really to add to the title. Small but interesting to visit. Beautiful colored glasses in a very ancient building

Thank Rafa M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

In Coventry. This place is amazing and well worth a visit. This city was destroyed in the war and the Guildhall remains. Medieval in history with a real feel of the past. Free entry and a real worth while visit.

Thank northants90
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Absolutely Has To Be Rated As One Of The Top Ten Areas Of Coventry To Visit ! Beautiful Buildings With Lots Of "Nooks and Crannies" Plenty Of Different Eating/Drinking Places To Choose From All Within Walking Distance .

Thank stephens8522016
Reviewed 17 February 2017

People miss the 'proper' old Coventry this is central just by the New Cathedral and a very enjoyable place to visit.

Thank jeanrobinson123
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Built in 1342 the medeavil Guildhall of St. Mary's was one of the few buildings of it's time to survive the blitz of Coventry during the second world war. It is only open to the public during the summer months but is a must see...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well worth time out of your day. Beautiful architecture with plenty of history. Just make sure you wear flat shoes.

Thank mel s
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

One of the few really ancient survivals in Coventry. It's well presented, and normally there are people there to help you understand what you see. Don't miss the room where Mary Queen of Scots was supposed to be held (but probably wasn't.) There's a huge...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went here for Christmas lunch during December, what a good venue. The food which was pre ordered came hot and fresh which i find unusual when catering for a large group.The service was excellent with a smile. Looking forward to next December.

Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Wandered in to look around. Since it is the current town hall, people are working. A nice man started telling us about the town and the building when he saw us looking at a map. Then he took us on a tour of the beautiful...More

Thank JillConnecticut
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Paul T
4 April 2017|
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Response from Marcus L | Property representative |
Hi Paul. The Guildhall is open 10:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to Thursday during the visitor season. Admission is FREE although any donation is much appreciated for upkeep of the building and historic collections.
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