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“St Mary's” 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“St Mary's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Food is fine, a rather limited menu, but good value for money nonetheless. It's selling point is the medieval building itself.

Visited June 2012
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coventry
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This guildhall is wondrous and sumptuous. So many diffrent styles and stories. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2012
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Wedding Ceremony and Reception”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

This was a fairly nice venue for a wedding, however there is no parking.

The food served was OK, but nothing special. (this could be down to choice of the wedding couple).

The staff were very friendly.
There is not a huge choice of drinks at the bar.

Visited May 2012
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Tralee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A word to the wise re opening hours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I have no reason to disagree with the glowing reviews given so far, but merely wish to give advice to any passing tourists. Having taken a day trip to Coventry last Friday, I decided to visit the Guildhall, but on arrival, it turned out that it only opened Monday-Thursday, from 10-4, so make sure to check websites before adding it to your list.

Visited May 2012
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Best historical site in Cov”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

In central, old Coventry, this place can be easily missed by many tourists. But, was definitly the highlight of my trip and really shows Coventry's historical importance. Not to be missed

Visited February 2012
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