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Coventry Cathedral

1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
+44 24 7652 1200
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Stunning

Haven't been to Coventry since I was at school and thought drop by and show the hubby. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jo K
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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A moving house of God

This is a very moving cathedral to visit. To walk around the skelton of the bombed out old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bazonian2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Celebrated as the UK's favourite 20th century building, Coventry Cathedral is known all over the world as a beautiful and unique venue. Designed by architect Sir Basil Spence following the bombing of the city in 1940 it was opened in 1962, and contains some of the finest examples of 1950's and 60's art and architecture in the country.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“side by side” (44 reviews)
“bell tower” (31 reviews)
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1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, England
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"side by side"
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"well worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Haven't been to Coventry since I was at school and thought drop by and show the hubby. Really friendly welcome at the door and it's interesting to see such a contemporary cathedral.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very moving cathedral to visit. To walk around the skelton of the bombed out old cathedral. The modern cathedral is a amazing cavenous space. With lovely contemparary stained glass throughout. Lovely tapestry's at the main altar. Well worth visiting and attending a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried to visit you around 4.30pm. My wife, who is disabled, opened and entered through the door. A young woman came rushing over and pushed her out again. “Can’t you read? – we’re closed!”. We did then see that there was a sign to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice and calm place. Beautiful architecture and vibe is very calming. Makes your mind race when you turn everyone out of your mind.

Thank Rihards S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Changed since the last time we visited - admission is now free and you can make a donation if required. Windows and statues impressive. This time we were able to go up the tower - very good. Recommended

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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral. The views from the tower are just great for that "Kodak" moment

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coventry cathedral is well worth a visit to compare the contrasting buildings. Although the original cathedral is in ruins is is still clear to see the original architecture. The burnt wooden cross is a remnant of the 2nd world war when Coventry took a direct...More

Thank judith w
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CarlaCovCath, Public Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and the many things to see in the new one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral area is a very peaceful area which is surprising given its city centre location. The old cathedral is a shell but has a very haunting presence. Despite the damage that was inflicted, the surrounding streets are intact and very pretty. It reminded me...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our cathedral. The modern architecture is not to everyone's taste. The peaceful location does surprise many visitors.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral for the Viva vegan festival, so my review will probably be a bit different to the others on here. It’s a good location for a festival or exhibition, as there is an outdoor grassed area and the old ruins of the...More

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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral and the many things to see in the new one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coventry old cathedral is now a ruin so not really much to see, but directly opposite lies the newer modern one. which is what this is about, it's still Coventry cathedral even though modern To me, the old one would have been far more interesting...More

Thank edwardbear80
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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry that you did not enjoy your experience and the architecture is not to everyone's taste. Most find the atmosphere and message of peace and reconciliation to be impactful. We do get many really positive comments about the atmosphere and food in our "Rising Café".

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wandered through the ruins of the cathedral but i think at 10 am the tourist part opens and you can walk through the inside up to the top. If you are nearby then worth a quick visit

Thank claire s
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CarlaCovCath, Guest Relations Manager at Coventry Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments on the ruins of the old cathedral. Perhaps you will come again to fully experience what the new cathedral has to offer. The views from the tower are just great for that "Kodak" moment

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Geoff W
May 4, 2018|
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Response from amandajaneprice205 | Reviewed this property |
Car Parking, there is Parking very near to the Cathedral on a side street. Turn left at the side of the Herbert Art Gallery. Follow that little road to the end. New cathedral Ahead of you. Turnleft again and left again... More
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Michael L
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Response from promlass | Reviewed this property |
I would think so. Best to go online and check before your journey. Enjoy.
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Michael L
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Response from covcat70 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know about that as I am in Australia
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