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Coventry Visitor information

Coventry has been named the UK City of Culture for 2021. 

From its amazing cultural and religious heritage sites to the great museum offering rich collections of arts. 

It is best to start with the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum that has strong collections in visual arts, archaeology, natural history and social history. But richest of all is the Medieval collection, harking back to when Coventry was thriving.

And then move on to the Coventry Transport Museum, it displays the world’s largest collection of British-made vehicles, among which are many Jaguars, Triumphs, Humbers and Standards. There are more than 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles.

There many other museums to visit, such as the Midland Air Museum showcasing British and international post-war aircraft design, the Coventry Music Museum showing some music produced in Coventry, the Warwick centre where you will find theatre companies, art exhibitions, national opera, talks with Nobel Prize-winning writers, comedy, classical and contemporary music, dance and movie screenings. There is everything for everyone in Coventry 

Travel 

Coventry is a really easy city to get around. The maximum walking distance from the centre of town to the locations of interest is 15 minutes, so visiting is definitely easier by foot. 

Getting to the city is easy, thanks to a choice of train connections linking Coventry to London, Birmingham and beyond, alongside a park and ride scheme and a cheap public bus system. Coventry station is well served with regular services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street stations.

Coventry is handily served by a number of different airports, with Birmingham International Airport being the closest at just 10 miles away. 

And if you’re flying in or out of Birmingham, the easiest and quickest way to reach Coventry is by train, which will only take between eight and 15 minutes from Birmingham International Station.

History of Coventry

Coventry is a city located in the centre of England, in the West Midlands. 

Coventry has been a large settlement for centuries, although it was not founded and given its city status until the Middle Ages, it grew to become one of the most important cities in England during the Middle Ages due to its booming cloth and textiles trade. 

The city is known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral, which was left in ruins after a WWII bombing. The current St Michael's Cathedral, built next to the remains of the old, with abstract stained glass made from fragments of medieval stained glass, this is a beautiful example of old working in harmony with new. Today the ruins of the old Cathedral are preserved as a memorial and sacred space for the City. 

Founded in 1342, the surviving building is all that is left of the Carmelite friary known as Whitefriars because of the colour of the friars' habits. Unfortunately after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, little of the original buildings remain; only one cloister wing and the original gateway still stand. 

Another historic religious site is the Charterhouse Priory, a 14th century Carthusian Monastery, one of the nine ever built in Britain.The Carthusian order was a silent order.

Regrettably it suffered at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Priory House and the remains of the inner precinct wall remain today.

And don’t forget to pass by the Holy Trinity Church, dating back to the 12th century, it is home to what's described to be the most impressive Doom wall painting of the last judgement remaining in an English church, painted above the tower arch.

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