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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Amazing history and beautiful building

An absolutely stunning new building and ruins. Really pleased that both parts are free to access... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aimee C
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Stunning

Haven't been to Coventry since I was at school and thought drop by and show the hubby. Really... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jo K
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Worcester, 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 contains some of the finest examples of 1950's and 60's art and architecture in the country.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (92 reviews)
“side by side” (44 reviews)
“bell tower” (31 reviews)
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning new building and ruins. Really pleased that both parts are free to access. Signs in Cathedral ruins need renewing as they're weathered now. Definitely a must visit if you come to Coventry so you can see the devastation of World War Two,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Haven't been to Coventry since I was at school and thought drop by and show the hubby. Really friendly welcome at the door and it's interesting to see such a contemporary cathedral.

Thank Jo K
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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral and hope that you don't leave it too long to visit us again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very moving cathedral to visit. To walk around the skelton of the bombed out old cathedral. The modern cathedral is a amazing cavenous space. With lovely contemparary stained glass throughout. Lovely tapestry's at the main altar. Well worth visiting and attending a...More

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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and the many things to see in the new one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit you around 4.30pm. My wife, who is disabled, opened and entered through the door. A young woman came rushing over and pushed her out again. “Can’t you read? – we’re closed!”. We did then see that there was a sign to...More

Thank moleseyman2018
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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded today

We're incredibly sorry to hear that this was your experience - it's certainly not the impression we want to give out. We will arrange for feedback to be given. Thank you for taking the time to raise this issue.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and calm place. Beautiful architecture and vibe is very calming. Makes your mind race when you turn everyone out of your mind.

Thank Rihards S
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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy that you found our cathedral a calm and relaxing place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changed since the last time we visited - admission is now free and you can make a donation if required. Windows and statues impressive. This time we were able to go up the tower - very good. Recommended

Thank Maxim123153
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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral. The views from the tower are just great for that "Kodak" moment

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coventry cathedral is well worth a visit to compare the contrasting buildings. Although the original cathedral is in ruins is is still clear to see the original architecture. The burnt wooden cross is a remnant of the 2nd world war when Coventry took a direct...More

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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 and the many things to see in the new one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral area is a very peaceful area which is surprising given its city centre location. The old cathedral is a shell but has a very haunting presence. Despite the damage that was inflicted, the surrounding streets are intact and very pretty. It reminded me...More

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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. The modern architecture is not to everyone's taste. The peaceful location does surprise many visitors.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cathedral for the Viva vegan festival, so my review will probably be a bit different to the others on here. It’s a good location for a festival or exhibition, as there is an outdoor grassed area and the old ruins of the...More

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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 the many things to see in the new one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coventry old cathedral is now a ruin so not really much to see, but directly opposite lies the newer modern one. which is what this is about, it's still Coventry cathedral even though modern To me, the old one would have been far more interesting...More

Thank edwardbear80
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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that you did not enjoy your experience and the architecture is not to everyone's taste. Most find the atmosphere and message of peace and reconciliation to be impactful. We do get many really positive comments about the atmosphere and food in our "Rising Café".

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Geoff W
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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
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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
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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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