Things to see and do - Coventry
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Coventry's history dates back to Saxon times. In 1043, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, founded a Benedictine Priory here. According to folklore, he only relieved the town's citizens from the burdensome taxes he had imposed after his wife, Lady Godiva, had ridden naked through the streets in order to persuade him to do so. The priory later became a cathedral and the episode a legend.
Tourist attractions Coventry : Things to see and do
7 Priory Row GB - Coventry CV1 5EX
The majestic porch was designed to link the new cathedral with the ruins of the old and dramatically expresses the meaning of death and resurrection. The sober lines of the nave enhance the sculpture of St Michael Defeating the Devil by Jacob Epstei..
Greyfriars Lane GB - Coventry CV1 2GY
Much restored after war damage, the 1509 half-timbered almshouses form a tranquil courtyard with delightful plants and creepers in the heart of the modern city.
Bayley Lane GB - Coventry CV1 5RN
Founded in 1342, it was the prison of Mary Queen of Scots in 1569. Its treasures are two tapestries , one Flemish c 1500, showing Henry VII kneeling, and the other showing Queen Elizabeth and her courtiers. The Hall has a splendid wooden ceiling ..
Earlsdon Park, 53 Butt Road GB - Coventry CV1 3BH
Only 10 minutes’ walk from Coventry City Centre, this Premier Inn provides bright, modern rooms with an en suite bathroom. Guests can dine in the on-site restaurant, and Coventry Rail Station is less than a 15-minute walk away. The rooms at Premier ..
The Butts, Earsldon GB - Coventry CV1 3GG
Prix Prices from : 56 £
Just a 10-minute walk from Coventry Rail Station, the Ramada hotel is located opposite a variety of bars and restaurants. A 24-hour front desk is provided and St Michael’s Cathedral is less than 1-mile from the Ramada. Each spacious, air conditioned..
80-90 Holyhead Road GB - Coventry CV1 3AS
This Days Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Coventry city centre, and features a fine restaurant and a modern fitness suite. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Days Hotel Coventry City each have a bathroo..