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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Ruins Only

Unfortunately we only managed to visit the old site of the Cathedral as we were on a flying visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ClaireAdamMoss
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
A stunning modern building for worship, reflection and music.

Built in 1962 to replace St Michael's Cathedral which has been left standing as a memorial... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael C
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London
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  • Excellent62%
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“stained glass”(87 reviews)
“side by side”(43 reviews)
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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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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
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+44 24 7652 1200
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately we only managed to visit the old site of the Cathedral as we were on a flying visit to Coventry and didn't realize the new Cathedral was free to visit. Such a wonderful site full of history and a wonderful site of remembrance of...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Built in 1962 to replace St Michael's Cathedral which has been left standing as a memorial opposite, the new cathedral is airy, spacious and light.The famous tapestry of the black Christ draws your eye, whilst the organ fills the building with thrilling sound. A lift...More

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To fully appreciate this amazing cathedral, it is important to take a tour and get the history and symbolism of this emotionally moving place.

Thank friendswithfood
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Last year I drove to Ely to seee the cathedral and it was closed for filming. This month is was Coventry, and the old cathedral was closed off as a temporary stage was being built and the new one about to close for a Mothers...More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely area and nice to sit and relax awhile. I shall visit again next time take my camera with me.

Thank linmax247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible space where God was modernised. An architectural Eden of jaw dropping design and spirituality. Coventry Cathedral is quite simply a master piece forged from the ruins of tragedy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day managed to collect lots of information on the history of Cathedral also shown all the historic parts we would not have seen ourselves without a guide.

Thank pauline546h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if your in the area with a few hours to spare, please do soak up the culture and enjoy the shops.

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely day out. They had a special religious festival on therefor all entrance to the old cathedral was free. We paid to go up the Tower. That was excellent yet I must say absolutely exhausting as is a trapes up and I (who am not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit to gain information about the heritage of Coventry. Good for a quick visit of about 30 minutes!

Thank AWTomkins
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Geoff W
4 May 2018|
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Response from amandajaneprice205 | Reviewed this property |
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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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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