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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:

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)

Jewry Wall Museum

Opening times:
11am-4.30pm Feb - Oct 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)

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2011/12

Opening times:
Aug 2011 - May 2012 (annual)

What's on in Coventry:

Stratford Races, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo by Heather Sills
Stratford Races Irish Day

Dates Open:
02/03/2015 to 02/03/2015

Hanbury Hall

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

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

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

Vegetable medley. Photo by Annie Mills, © Whatsonwhen
Farmers' Market

Dates Open:
19/03/2015 to 19/03/2015
21/05/2015 to 21/05/2015
20/08/2015 to 20/08/2015
17/09/2015 to 17/09/2015
16/04/2015 to 16/04/2015
19/02/2015 to 19/02/2015
18/06/2015 to 18/06/2015
19/11/2015 to 19/11/2015
17/12/2015 to 17/12/2015
15/10/2015 to 15/10/2015
16/07/2015 to 16/07/2015


Dates Open:
08/02/2015 to 17/02/2015

Nemesis, Alton Towers Resort. Courtesy of Alton Towers
Alton Towers

Dates Open:
26/03/2015 to 06/11/2015
14/02/2015 to 22/02/2015

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