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“Kind of average”
Review of Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral
Ranked #8 of 83 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator
Reviewed October 13, 2012

At £8 this is expensive. The building is ok, depends on what you like, the glass is nice but there is actually very little to see for the cost.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I walk by Coventry Cathedral most weekdays, it is a building you either love or hate. For me it is a large modern brick building akin to a warehouse. It is imposing but plain outside and plain and unlike a religious building inside. This area of Coventry was heavily damaged in the 1940s and so most of the centre of Coventry has similarly 1960s style soulless buildings, including the main shopping centre nearby. The Guildhall, next to the remains of the old cathedral, and a few pre-1940 building have survived and worth a visit. The surroundings are dominated by Coventry University, a large drab hotel, drab student accommodation, bus station and elevated sections of the ring road. Unless there is a specific reason for visiting, your time would be better spent in Stratford, Birmingham or Leicester.

Thank Geoffrb
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Amazing setting, very tranquil after the bustle of the city and a good place for reflection. Moving place to be.

Thank MidlandsDannii
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Whilst not being a an overly religious person and appreciating that the new Cathedral is only 50 years old. I found the Cathedral very cold and unwelcoming.
The blitz experience was closed despite being advertised as open daily which was disappointing as was the extra charge for this had it been open.
I also felt that having paId to enter the adittional requests for donations were excessive.

Thank Hmm-my-view
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

It is awesome to see the old and new cathedrals which are quite close together so they can be contrasted quite easily, it makes you realise the devastation that was caused in Coventry by the bombings. You have to pay to go into the new cathedral but it is quite magnificent

Thank Brummie1945
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