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Coventry Cathedral

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Address: Coventry, England
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Interesting Ruins

May this never happen again. The remaining shell is very nostalgic as one wanders around the ruins in quiet thought. The remaining Tower may be climbed for a couple of quid if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

May this never happen again. The remaining shell is very nostalgic as one wanders around the ruins in quiet thought. The remaining Tower may be climbed for a couple of quid if you feel you have the energy - At the age of 72, I did not feel that way inclined, although the view is said to be fantastic. Situated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Modern, peaceful and an enjoyable place to visit. Lovely stained glass windows. A tranquil building to spend an hour walking around. Very enjoyable visit :-)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a beautiful building this is, even though there's no roof on. Very informative and lots of information displayed all around. It's free unlike it's newer replacement, which is sited literally next to it. A very historical part of the town

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was 3years old when the cathedral and our house were bombed during the Coventry Blitz so the ruins will always be a place where I can reflect on times gone by and all the changes that have occurred since then.The peace you feel when you enter is wonderful and I still get goosebumps everytime I visit.Joining the old to... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When visiting Coventry, the most see thing to see and do is Visit the Cathedral of St Michael (the new Cathedral) and also the Cathedral Ruins, which show the effect World War II had on the city, however it is the story behind it which is the most inspiring. The new Cathedral was decided just days after the attack, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The ancient ruin and the modern cathedral side by side is a wonderful sight. The old stone and the new design of the modern cathedral sit comfortably with each other. From the ashes of the bombed out ruin rose a modern place of worship.

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Polgooth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great acoustics for the National Youth Choir concert we attended there. A very interesting building with twentieth century design.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The new cathedral is very beautiful, you have to pay to enter. My favourite one is the ruins of the original one bombed in the war. I find it a peaceful place and full of memories and history.

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Newark, Notts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Recently revisited the Cathedral after about forty years, whilst there is not much left of it at all, what is left is very moving, it is testament to the severe bombing of this City during the second world war. The new Cathedral stands alongside it and is also a beautiful modern and peaceful place too. Both worth a visit.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

nice to have a look. its free too, unless you want to go in the tower, you can also go in the new cathedral too for free for services. good little shop and tourist info is located here

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