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Coventry Cathedral, Coventry

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Coventry Cathedral juxtaposes the ruins of its medieval church with a modern cathedral. The Nazi Luftwaffe mostly destroyed the 14th-century Gothic church during World War II, but the local community decided to leave what remained in place while building a new cathedral alongside it. In the sanctuary of the open-air cathedral ruins, view the replica of the charred beams that fell from the roof and landed in the shape of a cross during the bombing. In the new cathedral, admire stained-glass windows and the large tapestry of Christ. Climb the cathedral's tower, which is the third tallest in Britain, for views over Coventry and its surroundings, and visit the Blitz experience museum to view reconstructions of five rooms from the medieval cathedral as they appeared before the bombing. The new cathedral offers regular religious services, which you can attend free of charge. Plan to see Coventry Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Coventry trip builder.
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  • Quite an experience to stand in a place of such deep human history. A place where humanity's highest ideals and harrowing atrocities meet. You must walk through this space. 
  • When you sit or stand in the old Cathedral you can imagine the bombs falling and the atmosphere would have been so frightening.Nice to visit and revive memories of what our parents and grandparents we...  read more »
  • I have visited the cathedral several times and every time is as moving as the last. Positioned in one of the city's better and quieter parts, it means so much so many past and present. For me, it brin...  read more »
  • Went there for a food festival, great fun. Interesting architecture.
  • This Cathedral is one the place to visit in Coventry. This was ruined in the infamous nine hour blitz of 1940. You can still see roofless structure. Location wise its not far from train station, there are nearby enough cafe and restaurants to eat.
  • Cool old cathedral that got bombed in the war but preaches forgiveness and new building next door with good choir
  • A lot to see, particularly if you couple this with a visit to the bombed out original. Look out for the famous cross of nails, a symbol of reconciliation and forgiveness made from the old nails from the original mediaeval cathedral. The interior has many modern artistic features. The angels etched into the glass of the entrance in particular I liked. The view from the tower of the old cathedral over Coventry is worth the nominal admission charge.
  • Iconic cathedral of Coventry and a must see. For a mere £2 you can also climb the tower, which is 'fun' - as long as you are not claustrophobic!
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