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“Wonderful Building - add it to your visit to Coventry Cathedral” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Mary's Guildhall

St. Mary's Guildhall
Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RR, England
024 7683 3328
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Ranked #9 of 34 attractions in Coventry
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: St. Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent medieval interiors, and fine artworks the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. Once a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, and even a playhouse where Shakespeare is thought to have performed, the Guildhall provides a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city. St. Mary's Guildhall is available for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath St. Mary's Guildhall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty snacks and refreshments.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Building - add it to your visit to Coventry Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

If you are visiting Coventry Cathedral then add this 13th / 14th Century building to your visit schedule. The building is usually open Sunday to Thursday, 10.00am to 4.00pm (but always check the web site as the building can sometimes be closed when they are preparing for Guildmen banquets etc) There is limited access for wheelchairs to the main hall, but some of the historic areas on the upper floors are reached only by a narrow staircase.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Historical gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

A must for anyone interested in history, really interesting

Visited April 2012
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“Hidden Gem discovered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Lovely place to look at filled with history. Lots of information provided . If you like history you will love this place would recommend this more than the cathedral and its free so what more can i say. Superb throughly enjoyed it !!

Visited April 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Musty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A nice place to visit but it could have been made more interesting.

Visited June 2011
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Neat little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Just happened to see this up one of the side streets and as it was free - popped in. Place id full of history and tradition. I particularly liked the treasury room and the gallery.

Visited March 2012
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