Coventry attractions

Coventry attractions

New Coventry CathedralCoventry lies in the West Midlands, a landlocked county that borders Warwickshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south, and Staffordshire to the north. It is one of the most heavily urbanised counties, with Birmingham the nucleus of the region. Birmingham and the Black Country lie at the hub of the British canal system, aswell as being easily accessible by rail, coach and air. Photo: Coventry cathedral.

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Attractions National Motorcycle Museum, 86 Henwood Lane, Solihull, B91 2TH. Tel: 0121 704 2784. The complex re-opened after the fire in 2003, with a larger gift shop, conference facilities for over 5000 delegates and better access for the disabled. www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk. About 8 miles from Coventry.

National Motorcycle Museum

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Attractions Coventry's earliest cathedral, dedicated to St Mary, was founded as a Benedictine community by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, and his wife Godiva in 1043. In 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by bombs and the Cathedral burned with the city. The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning after its destruction. www.coventrycathedral.org.uk. Location: In Coventry.

Coventry Cathedral

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Attractions Lunt Roman Fort, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AJ. Tel: 024 76303567. Coventry Arts and Heritage is responsible for the fort. The Lunt is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Charges apply. Location: On the outskirts of Coventry.

Lunt Roman Fort

Attractions Coventry Toy Museum, Whitefriars Gate, Much Park Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 2LT. Tel: +44 (0)2476 231 331. The Museum houses a collection of toys dating from 1740 to 1952, in the 14th century Whitefriars Monastery gatehouse. Location: In Coventry.

Coventry Toy Museum

Attractions THE COVENTRY CANAL SOCIETY. The last 5.5 miles of the Coventry canal, from Hawkesbury junction to the city basin, has been developed and transformed into the City's longest park. The Canal Basin, the original early 19th century wharf, has been restored, with bar/cafe, newsagent, tea shop and more. Free parking. St Nicholas Street, Coventry, CV1 4LY. Tel: 024 7678 5507. www.covcanalsoc.org.uk. Location: In Coventry.

COVENTRY CANAL BASIN

Attractions The "Whittle Arch", part of the 'Millennium place', was built to commemorate Frank Whittle. Also at the site - Francoise Schein's 24hr clock with its blue neon lights and The Glass Bridge. Location: In Coventry.

Coventry Whittle Arch

Attractions The NEC, Birmingham, England, B40 1NT. Tel: 0121 780 4141. The National Exhibition Centre is the busiest exhibition centre in Europe, staging more than 180 exhibitions each year, ranging from world-famous public shows as Crufts Dog Show and Clotheshow Live to international trade exhibitions like IPEX and Spring Fair, Birmingham. Up to four million people visit the centre each year. www.necgroup.co.uk. About 8 miles west of Coventry.

The National Exhibition Centre

Attractions Set in the heart of Warwickshire, Draycote Water near to Rugby, offers water sports, fishing, wetlands, nature trails and bird hides. Please note that dogs are not permitted around the perimeter of the reservoir. Draycote Water Sailing Club, Kites Hardwick, Rugby, CV23 8AB. Tel: 01788 811153. draycotewater.co.uk. About 8 miles south east of Coventry.

Draycote Water Sailing Club

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Attractions Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Rowley Rd, Baginton, Coventry, West Midlands, CV8 3AZ. Tel: 024 7630 1033. Easy to find and are well signposted from the A45. www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk.

Midland Air Museum

Attractions Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1PN. Tel: 024 7623 4270. Coventry is the birthplace of the British cycle and motor industry, and the Museum displays the world’s largest collection of British road transport, including 240 cars, commercial vehicles and buses, 100 motorcycles, over 200 cycles and around a million archive and ephemera items. Admission is free. www.transport-museum.com. In the centre of Coventry.

Coventry Transport Museum

Attractions Godiva was the first woman to be mentioned in the Domesday Book and was married to Leofric, the Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry. They founded the Benedictine Priory and later the Cathedral of St Mary. Photo right: Statue of Lady Godiva in the centre of Coventry.

Statue of Lady Godiva

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