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“Lovely building”

St. Mary's Guildhall
Ranked #7 of 72 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 also offers a memorable venue for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty, good value snacks and refreshments.
northumberland
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65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

enjoyed a brief visit to this hidden gem . Loved the treasury room and the coventry tapestry

Visited July 2012
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

A credit to my home City..This place is beautiful,I attended a function here & the staff are polite & utterly helpful:)

Visited September 2011
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Thank TraceyJ485
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Coventry
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“St Mary's”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jasmine196
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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A little Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wedding Ceremony and Reception”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Matt S
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