Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
About
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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Yeading Pete
18 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2021
Great contrast between the old and the new here .
New version is not as big as other cathedrals but they did not make the mistake of trying to re-create the old one which is in ruins next door
Written July 26, 2021
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LightAleCavalier
Lancashire719 contributions
Very interesting cathedral and monument
Jun 2021
Like many others I drive past Coventry on my way across the West Midlands. This time I booked an hotel room and made my way to the Cathedral. The remains of the old Cathedral a a stark reminder of evil things that can happen in war but also to the forgiveness by the people of the area.
The new Cathedral in contrast is a symbol of hope for the future. The choir were rehearsing for the following day's service and this added something special to our visit.
Unlike some other cathedrals there is no standard "admission charge" but I was happy to leave what I thought was suitable donation for the upkeep of the building.
Quite a memorable visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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n55ffc
Radcliffe on Trent, UK773 contributions
Fascinating
Jun 2021 • Couples
Looking round the remains of the old cathedral is quite moving. Seeing what the atrocities of World War 2 did to the old building while seeing the new one alongside it. Well worth a visit.
Written July 12, 2021
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Simon L
5 contributions
Closed early
Jul 2021
Would've been amazing but it was closed by 2.30pm, instead of 3pm, so a lot of people couldn't get in. Quite annoying if you'd come a long way to see it. A vicar's convention or something.
Written July 5, 2021
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Hayley B
Portsmouth, UK37 contributions
Free
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great look around very interesting doesn't take long to look around though but great for historical buffs
Written July 2, 2021
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oakley 56
Bridgnorth, UK8,693 contributions
Modernism at a high level
Jun 2021 • Couples
You will either love it or hate it..I'm still in two minds.
There's no doubt that the stain glass windows are beautiful in a different sort of way and the entrance glass stunning.
Would have loved to walk the ruins of the old cathedral but they were closed for an event such a shame as this is what we really came for.
Written June 13, 2021
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Silent H
Havering, UK41 contributions
Best building in Coventry
Jun 2021
Truely a marvellous building and a rare example of post-war architecture that is of high quality; Coventry itself is peak 1960s in many areas.

Plenty of great stuff to see, even with the old cathedral closed for tree planting and the tower shut because of Covid. The staff are very helpful in general.
Written June 8, 2021
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Diana
Exeter, UK11 contributions
Beautiful place
Jun 2021
We went to the cathedral it’s stunning so worth a visit staff very friendly helpful an so much to see inside very very disabled friendlyi was able to go in with my mobility scooter an that was good
Written June 8, 2021
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Gino079
Chelmsford, UK29 contributions
Must do
Jun 2021
A must if you go to Coventry. Building is all open air but plenty do do nearby. The history alone sells it
Written June 4, 2021
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KSEH
7 contributions
Visit to Coventry Cathedral - very friendly
Jun 2021
Very interesting visit to Coventry Cathedral - such an awe inspiring place. Despite the modern look, it still had a very calming and spiritual feel to it. We were also able to quickly look at the old part of the cathedral and found the staff very helpful.
Written June 3, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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