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Coventry Attractions

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Coventry Transport Museum

Step out from your Coventry hotel and into the four-wheeled wonderland that is the city’s motor museum, or find out what happened to the original Peeping Tom when he copped a look at naked Lady Godiva.

Historic Coventry

St Mary’s Guildhall, built in the 1340s, was the temporary home of Mary, Queen of Scots and also the stage for one young Bill Shakespeare. Easily the city’s finest building is Coventry Cathedral, its post-war creation a defiant two fingers to the Luftwaffe’s demolition.

Art and museums in Coventry

Watch out for people in a boy-racer daze as they gawk at Thrust 2, Richard Noble’s world land speed record-breaking car at Coventry Transport Museum’s Spirit of Speed gallery. You’ll get a good grounding of the city’s history at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Jordan Well which chronicles 1,000 years of history, including a dedicated Godiva exhibit.

Quirky things to do in Coventry

Life as a Roman is excellently reproduced at the Lunt Roman Fort Museum on Coventry Road in Baginton, where you can see what those legions got up to when they weren’t conquering Europe.

Events in Coventry

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, the cathedral and other music venues host the city’s jazz festival each May. Book your Coventry hotel in time for the enormously popular free Godiva Festival, which puts on big pop acts and a funfair every July.

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Attractions in Coventry:

Compton Verney, courtesy of Compton Verney
Compton Verney

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm Mar - Dec 2013; not Mon (annual)

Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham
Birmingham Back to Backs

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays but closed next day Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Aston Villa FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

West Bromwich Albion FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Leicester Guildhall. Courtesy of Leicester Shire Promotions Limited
The Guildhall

Opening times:
Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

What's on in Coventry:

Clothes Show Live. Courtesy of Idea Generation Limited
Clothes Show Live

Dates Open:
02/12/2014 to 07/12/2014

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Fair

Dates Open:
17/11/2014 to 23/12/2014

Birmingham International Tattoo

Dates Open:
10/12/2014 to 10/12/2014

Hanbury Hall

Dates Open:
06/11/2015 to 19/12/2015
27/02/2015 to 25/06/2015
06/11/2014 to 19/12/2014
01/09/2015 to 31/10/2015
26/06/2015 to 31/08/2015

Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton. Courtesy of the National Trust
Wightwick Manor

Dates Open:
11/02/2015 to 19/02/2015
01/12/2014 to 23/12/2014
10/11/2015 to 25/11/2015
03/03/2015 to 04/11/2015

Shugborough Candlelit Evenings

Dates Open:
01/12/2014 to 04/12/2014

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