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Priory Visitor Centre

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Doesn't get the credit it deserves

Might look modest at the beginning but that is only the beginning. Nice shop and very helpful staff... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
geoff r
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
What a real gem and all run by volunteers

It just goes to show what can be done with a place when enough people have a willingness to help... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Colin D
West Drayton, United Kingdom
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Step back in time, and explore Coventry's Medieval past at the Priory Visitor Centre, Priory Gardens and Undercrofts. For hundreds of years, the ruins of Coventry's first Cathedral ,originally founded by Earl Leofric and Lady Godiva, lay hidden...more
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6 Priory Row, Coventry CV1 5EX, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Might look modest at the beginning but that is only the beginning. Nice shop and very helpful staff especially Paul 'the deep fact friar' who, all dressed up in monks habit etc, took us on a tour of the original cathedral's undercroft. Utterly amazing. Not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geoff r
Reviewed 6 October 2018

It just goes to show what can be done with a place when enough people have a willingness to help. The centre is quite quirky but very interesting and the tour that we went on was just brilliant for the heritage open day. Lots of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin D
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time with my youngest son seeing all the items found on the dig in the year he was born. Especially enjoyed the undercrofts and stone store.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We just happened to walk past on our way back from the cathedral. Fantastically presented. Definately recommend

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jofunkyfacepainter
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

What a resource for Coventry! An amazing tour of the undercroft with such a knowledgeable guide, Darcy. His grasp of facts and figures was amazing, and he was able to answer our questions, all in an informative and interesting way. Do not miss seeing this!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank carolineg55
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Our last name is Coventry. So a pilgrimage to Coventry has been routine for generations. This year I took my 8 year old daughter and 11 year old son for a stop over for several hours en route to Scotland. Our first stop ended up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Having visited Lady Herberts Garden and the Canal Basin, which were very disappointing, we then came across what was the highlight of our Coventry visit, The Priory Visitor Center!. Paul gave us a brief history of Coventry and the Cathedral and then took us around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Tour is great value for money. This is an ideal visit to add on to trips to the Transport Museum and the Cathedral.More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alanfcrawford
Paul C, Public Relations Manager at Priory Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thank you for your kind comments Alan, as we are directly between the Coventry Transport Museum and the two cathedrals we are often welcoming guests from both of these attractions and forwarding people onto the Transport Museum, The Cathedrals and St Marys Guuldhall. All of...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018

The Priory Visitors Centre shows medieval ruins that were bombed during the second world war, subsequently build over during the 1950's with ugly concrete, and uncovered a few years ago, so that they can now be explored. Peaceful gardens and well preserved ruins - right...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Paul C, Tour Guide at Priory Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thanks for you post Dan. much appreciated. As there are 3 cathedrals in the Cathedral Quarter of Coventry we often get confused with others. 1st Cathedral (That's us) became a Cathedral in 1102, St Marys Benedictine Priory & Cathedral founded by Lady Godiva & Leofric,...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018

I have visited this place out of curiosity whilst studying in the city. Brother Paul was amazing at explaining the history of the place and you would be surprised to find out that the Priory Visitor Centre was the first Cathedral in Coventry and you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cristina A
Paul C, Guest Relations Manager at Priory Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words Cristina and review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Priory Visitors Centre and Lady Godiva's Cathedral and Gardens and you felt kind enough to write these words for other people to read. You are welcome back anytime....More

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