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“Moving & poignant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral
Coventry, England
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Coventry
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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“Moving & poignant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It's many years since I'd previously visited the Old & the New. I'd forgotten & not formerly appreciated the impact of seeing the ruins of the Old Cathedral, bombed during the war. It was a very cold, wet, misty & windy January day, when we visited, & these qualities added to the atmosphere.
We climbed the tower & looked over the city. Impressive & must be stunning on a clam, clear day.
Not quite sure what I make of the New & it wasn't well-accepted by some, when built. I'm a bit of a traditionalist but can still appreciate parts of the New, such as the lovely stained-glass. It's worth going to both to comapre & appreciate the contrasts.

Visited January 2013
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“Brilliant Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Beautiful building and artwork and very welcoming.Just across the way is the original cathedral almost demolished by German bombers in world war 2.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The cathedral was in the Coventry university grounds itself. There is a great atmosphere about the place. It is £8 for adults. A quick visit is recommended!

Visited August 2013
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“Old ruin is breathtaking.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The old ruins are well worth a visit, but the £8 entry fee to the new Cathedral is way over the top. Will have to go again to see the Blitz exhibition.

Visited August 2013
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“An architectural masterpiece”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

An inspiring building with magnificent stained glass windows and a breathtaking tapestry of Christ. Full of symbolism. A Centre of Reconciliation. A huge glass screen overlooks the ruins of the old Cathedral.
There is an entrance fee.

Visited December 2012
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