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is a city with a thousand years of history that has plenty to offer the
visiting tourist. Located in the heart of Warwickshire, which is well-known
as Shakespeare’s county, there are easy transport links to historic Warwick,
Rugby and Stratford-upon-Avon. Additionally, there are many things to see
and do in and around Coventry itself.
|The city has many places
of interest to the visitor. Coventry is renowned as a religious center
with many important churches within its locale. The city also has many
beautiful gardens that will fascinate those nature nature lovers amongst
you. Similarly, a number of museums are also on hand to enable visitors
to explore the city’s diverse history. Here are just a few of the attractions:
The medieval city wall. Today,
two of the twelve original gates are still standing, the Priory gate and
the Tower gate. Sections of the city wall itself also survive, with the
best-preserved section located within Lady Herbert’s Garden, which is also
open to the public.
If you’re looking for things
to do, then why not visit Coventry city centre? You’ll find it easy to
get to and parking won’t be a problem, with over 7500 spaces. Once you’ve
arrived, you’ll find plenty of activities, as well as places to shop and
eat, and more. Here are a few examples of places to visit:
The old cathedral ruins. German
bombs destroyed the original cathedral; however, these are some of the
most picturesque ruins you’ll see, and include the original stained-glass
windows that have remained intact, and the famous “Charred Cross”.
The new cathedral. This is a
masterpiece of modern, innovative architecture and has to be seen to be
believed. A centerpiece is the 72-foot tapestry of Christ.
Coventry Canal Basin. Restored
from the original 19th century wharf, this remains a popular tourist attraction,
complimented by city centre shops and the impressive canal-side ‘art trail’.
Shopping centres. A visit to
Coventry would be incomplete without a trip to one of the big shopping
centres in the city; take your choice from West Orchards, Cathedral Lanes
and Lower Precinct, all housing the biggest retailers with the best deals.
Alternatively, try visiting the independent stores found in the City Arcade
and on Hertford Street; here you’ll find fresh and exotic foods amongst
Coventry City Farm. An inner
city farm that promotes the care of animals, with plenty to see and do.
Millennium Place. Visit here
and you’ll witness many public works of art, by international artists and
Priory Visitor Centre. Unleash
your interest in the past and find out the story of the cathedral built
by Lady Godiva! Also view the many archaeological finds on display here.
St Mary’s Guildhall. Take a
trip to this historic building in which Mary, Queen of Scots was once imprisoned.
|Of course, you’re going
to build up an appetite by doing all of these things, so you’ll be pleased
to hear that eating out in Coventry is also something of an experience.
Choices range from cafés serving up the latest quick lunches to
restaurants offering exquisite three-course meals. All types of cuisine
are catered for, from Indian and Chinese to traditional English food. Here
is a selection of what you’ll find:
Flamingo Bar & Grill. Original
Punjabi cuisine is on offer here, with everything from curries to salads,
pizzas and more.
Cornerhaus. A lively bar that
serves a range of mouth-watering food as well as beers and coffee.
Lounge. One of the city’s most popular eateries, where you can enjoy fine
food in a relaxed atmosphere with music playing.
Coventry boasts a wide variety
of different types of accommodation for the visitor. There are plenty of
top-quality historic hotels and guesthouses in the region, located in diverse
settings. These range from hotels in the city centre district – for those
looking for an easy walking distance to the city’s attractions – to hotels
in the surrounding villages and towns, which provide the ideal base from
which to explore the local countryside. Such hotels supply all kinds of
rooms at affordable prices. Additionally, dining facilities range from
standard bed-and-breakfast rates to room only deals, and further options
in which a full dinner is also included. For visitors looking for less
traditional accommodation, there are lots of other options including inns,
self-catering, caravans and campsites, hostels and more.
Detox Sandwich Company. All
kinds of healthy food here, from tasty jackets to ciabattas, salads, pittas
Café Inca. A non-smoking
café with outdoor seating. Lunchtime snacks are the order of the
Mr Porky’s. As you’ve probably
guessed from the name, pork is the focus of the food offered here, from
pork-based meals to snacks like hotdogs.
Here is a selection of hotels
Macdonald Brandon Hall Hotel
Menzies Leofric Hotel
The Courtyard By Marriott Coventry
Coventry Hill Hotel
The Allesley Hotel
Quality Hotel Coventry Stonebridge
Nailcote Hall Classic
Macdonald Ansty Hall
Campanile Hotel Coventry North
Britannia Hotel Coventry
Britannia Royal Court Hotel
Village Hotel & Leisure
The Chace Hotel
Brooklands Grange Hotel
Strawberry Bank Hotel
Cable & Wireless Training
& Conference Centre
Weston Hall Hotel
Ramada Hotel & Suites
Swallow Hotel Coventry
If you’re looking to be entertained,
then Coventry is the place to come, offering numerous venues with a wide
range of things to do. The Odeon and Showcase Cinemas offer multiple screens
showing all the latest Hollywood films, which can be enjoyed through state-of-the-art
technology. Those with a taste for the arts will be spoilt for choice as
Coventry is home to many theaters, from the amateur-owned Criterion Theatre
to The Butts Theatre, which comes complete with a 1930s-style interior.
Alternatively, visitors looking to sample Coventry’s nightlife will discover
a number of nightclubs, including Dogma, Bonds and Ikons, that play all
kinds of music through the early hours. Sporty visitors can try out Coventry’s
golf clubs or make a booking at Planet Ice Arena; there’s also bowling
on offer at Coventry Megabowl.
Coventry is the ideal choice
if you’re looking to visit a city that offers something for everyone. By
day, you can go out shopping and sample the food at a variety of cafés
and restaurants, and later on you can try out Coventry’s exciting nightlife.
Alternatively, if you’re more laid-back, you can visit some or all of Coventry’s
historic tourist attractions, or investigate the city’s culture spots.
One thing is certain – you’ll never be short of things to do when you take
a trip to Coventry.
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Coventry Hotel City Centre
This Coventry hotel is close
to Coventry University and Coventry Cathedral. Britannia Coventry Hotel
has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Event facilities
include conference rooms. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. The staff
can arrange currency exchange. Britannia Coventry Hotel has 205 guestrooms.
Guestrooms have televisions. Guestrooms provide direct-dial phones. Guestrooms
feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers. Additional amenities
include trouser presses.
Coventry Hill Hotel
This Coventry hotel is close
to Coventry Cathedral and Coventry University. Britannia Coventry Hill
Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. This property provides an airport
shuttle (surcharge). Event facilities include conference rooms. The front
desk is open 24 hours a day. The staff can arrange currency exchange. ritannia
Coventry Hill Hotel has 180 guestrooms. Guestrooms have televisions. Guestrooms
provide direct-dial phones. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms
offer hair dryers. Additional amenities include trouser presses.
This business-friendly hotel
is located in Coventry, close to Ricoh Arena. Coventry Hilton has a health
club, an indoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, and a sauna. The onsite
spa at this property offers massage and treatment rooms and beauty services.
Business amenities at this 4.0-star property include a business center,
wireless Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and secretarial
services. Coventry Hilton has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The staff
can arrange tour assistance, currency exchange, express check-in, and express
check-out. Additional amenities include a fitness facility, laundry facilities,
and multilingual staff.