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Things to do in Coventry

Historically rich city located at the very heart of England. Are you looking for things to do in Coventry? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the city.


Despite all that it has been through in recent history, Coventry is a city that is full of life and oppurtunity. It offers an eclectic mix of culture and history. Here you will find some fascinating museums, a world famous cathedral, and one of England's finest mediaeval guildhalls. If history isn't your thing, Coventry is also a place brimming with excellent shopping facilities, a thriving bar scene, theatres, iconic live music venues and exciting dining experiences from around the world. On top of this Coventry has a charming canal network and acres of gorgeous parkland for visitors to get away from it all. Truly this is a city that offers something for everyone.

Known for...   Coventry Cathedral, Lady Godiva, Rover and The Specials


Did you know...

  • Coventry was the only British City to lose a Cathedral during the WWII bombing on 14th November 1940.
  • the first ever English Bicycle was made in Coventry. Built in 1870 it was called the Ariel: with a large front- and small rear-wheel (fitted with solid rubber tyres) it is obviously the forerunner of the penny farthing.
  • Coventry was the world's first 'twin city' when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) during World War II.



 

  Attractions

Coventry Cathedral FREE

Historic cathedral attraction.
Priory Street
Town Centre
CV1 5FB

02476521200

 

Priory Visitor Centre

Coventry's first cathedral.
6 Priory Row
Coventry
CV1 5EX

02476552242

 

Valley Cruises Coventry Canal Basin

Luxury narrowboat hire in the historic Coventry Canal Basin.
St Nicholas Street
Coventry
CV1 4LY

02476393333

Recommended by Kieran Fisher, Birmingham

 

Coombe Country Park

Great place for all the family.
Brinklow Road
Binley
CV3 2AB

02476453720

 

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust FREE

200 acre nature reserve.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Brandon Lane
CV3 3GW

02476302912

 

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre FREE

Set in 220 acres of Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, which is made up of large pools created by gravel extraction.
Brandon Lane
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 3GW

 

Lunt Roman Fort

A turf and timber Roman fort near Coventry.
Coventry Road
Baginton
Warwickshire
CV8 3AJ

02476237522

 

Ryton Gardens

A great day out in the heart of England.
Ryton Gardens
Coventry
CV8 3LG

 
 

  Museums

Coventry Transport Museum FREE

Museum of transport.
Hales Street
Coventry
CV1 1PN

02476234270

Recommended by Raj, Coventry
“'the kids have so much fun checking out all the old and new cars'”

 

Herbert Art Gallery And Museum FREE

Exhibitions and local archaeological finds.
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP

02476832386

 

Midland Air Museum

The Midland Air Museum is a unique aeronautical collection. Started in 1967 by a small group of local aircraft enthusiasts.
Coventry Airport
Rowley Road
Baginton
CV3 4FR

02476301033

Recommended by Richard Meacher, Coventry

 

Electric Railway Museum FREE

Home to the largest private collection of electric trains in Britain.
Rowley Road
Baginton
Warwickshire
CV3 4FR

Recommended by p cobbett, Coventry
“it's free admission, but check opening times as they only open every second Saturday of the month to public.”

 

Classic Air Force

The living aviation museum re-opens on 2nd May 2015. Fun and educational day out.
Shackleton House
Coventry Airport West
CV8 3AZ

02476882600

Recommended by Bob Davey, Coventry

 
 

  Parks

Allesley Park FREE

This picturesque historic park nestles between established housing developments offering a unique parkland experience.
Allesley Hall Drive
Allesley Park
Coventry
CV5 9AD

 

Caludon Castle Park FREE

In addition to the expanse of green space, the park facilities include a children's play area suitable for younger children.
Farren Road
Coventry
CV2 5EH

Recommended by Vanessa Jonson, Coventry

 

Ryton Pools Country Park FREE

100 acre country park with great walks,cycle rides,play areas,visitor centre,miniature railway and more.
Ryton Road
Bubbenhall
Coventry
CV8 3BH

Recommended by Ursula Adams, Warwickshire

 

War Memorial Park FREE

Coventry's premier park.
270 Harnall Lane E
Coventry
CV3 6PH

02476675415

 
 

  Bowling

Ten Pin

Ten-pin bowling alley.
Crosspoint Business Park
Coventry
CV2 2SH

08715501010

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Coventry

Multi-screen cinema.
Skydome
Coventry
CV1 3AZ

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

The Belgrade Theatre

Live performance venue seating 858.
Belgrade Square
Coventry
CV1 1GS

02476553055

 
 

  Live Music

Kasbah

Live music venue and nightclub.
Primrose Hill Street
Coventry
CV1 5LY

02476554473

 

Rioch Arena

Sport and Entertainment Arena.
Phoenix Way
Coventry
CV6 6GE

08448736565

 
 

  Golf

Coventry Golf Club

Golf Club.
St Martin's Rd
Finham Park
Coventry
West Midlands
CV3 6RJ

 
 

  Leisure centres

Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre

This unique facility which is sited in the City centre, offers an inexhaustible choice of opportunities to exercise & keep fit.
Fairfax Street
Coventry
CV1 5RY

 

The Village

Health and fitness club.
Dolomite Avenue
Coventry Business Park
CV4 9GZ

02476719000

Recommended by Nigel Watts, Rugby

 

Warwickshire Health And Racquet Club

Health and racquet club.
Abbey Road
Coventry
CV3 4LF

02476306600

Recommended by Phil Ashcroft, Warwickshire

 

Fitness First

Friendly health and fitness club.
Squires Way
Coventry
CV4 7EJ

08445712849

 
 

  Sport

Planet Ice

Ice rink.
Skydome Arena
Croft Road
CV1 3AZ

02476630693

 

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