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Review of Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral
Ranked #3 of 73 things to do in Coventry
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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.
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FRIMLEY SURREY
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39 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

The site does not take long to walk around but a visit while in the city is worthwhile.the cathedral is walking distance from the coventry transport museum

Visited September 2013
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“Moneychangers and the temple”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The New Testament describes how Jesus removed the moneychangers from the temple and whilst it is clear we should support the upkeep of our cathedrals I find the charge of £16 for two to be excessive. I realise the Archbishop of Cantebury is an ex banker but he does seem to leap into the fray to criticise excess. May I suggest the C of E starts at home! We were hardly met with any enthusiasm by the entrance staff and although I explained my son was a student we were informed in no uncertain terms ( bya member of staff on the periphery of the trans action ) that 'no card no reduction'. The beauty of the Cathedral and the Sutherland Tapestry remain remarkable but the exhibition area is desultory and poor. We left without any enquiry as to what we had thought or really any interest. In fact if the Cathedral cannot find staff with greater enthusiasm or interest in anything other than their own conversations they are doing themselves a dissevice. Our susequent visit to the 'free' art gallery was the opposite. See my review. Go and visit but do not expect a warm Christian welcome.

Visited February 2014
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Marden, United Kingdom
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“£8? Its outrageous”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

My mother in law lived in Coventry until 2 years ago and worked in the cathedral shop, if your into the WW2 history then the old part is a must see but other than that the entrance fee is disgusting in my opinion, even the shop is the usual tourist tat you find in similar attractions the world over.

Visited January 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“The old and the new Cathederals”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Right in the heart of the city both the old and the new cathedrals are massive tourist attractions. Right next door to each other you can see the remains of the old cathederal bombed in the blitz and the modern new cathederal that has a gift shop and coffee shop.

Visited December 2013
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derbyshire
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“Very Modern”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Worth calling in first thing Sunday morning before the first service as its free to enter, nipped in as walking past , fantastic inside and nothing like any other church/cathedral I have ever seen !

Visited February 2014
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