St. Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

4.6
#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Coventry
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  • Glad this little gem is open again, albeit for a few months. The light was lovely today and the windows were spectacular. I took my woolly folk (James the cheeky Monk and Lady Godiva) along too and th...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture - it's like walking through time. It is good to see that not all of Coventry was bombed completely during the blitz. It reminds me of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth.  more »
  • A organisation I am part of held a AGM here and it was a beautiful venue the building is stunning and right near the cathedral it has a bar and great size hall with beautiful architectural features.  more »
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  • Lovely medieval experience. It jumped a few notches in my mind after learning that Shakespeare performed here! The hall is awe inspiring with its beautiful roof carvings and stained glass walls! The walls in the few rooms around are also beautiful to look at!
  • Location ───────────────────────────────── When walking to / from the campus buildings of Coventry University - I deliberately take the more scenic route [Bayley Lane] - and pass the front of this building. Its location is perfect, tucked away, yet right at the heart of Coventry: Coventry Cathedral Coventry City Council [house] Herbert Art Gallery & Museum TheHub, Coventry University Front ───────────────────────────────── That wooden sign, hanging from the metal frame adds character; the red / white brickwork is gorgeous; with the intrigue detail of the barred stained glass windows which are above - and on street level, those rows of windows - form archways. The large wooden door is the entrance / exit: the most memorable feature of this place. Doorway ───────────────────────────────── Those lights in those black framed cages have a very romantic essence about them. Regarding the images I took of them; I added a B&W filter + Gaussian noise ― the result is beautiful. A B&W filter takes the colour away; colour can distract the user from the subject. Gaussian noise adds texture - like that of an old film. The result is a classic / timeless look. B&W filter = A Field in England Gaussian noise = When Harry Met Sally... Courtyard ───────────────────────────────── Those arches look like portcullises. That timber framing with close studding and jettying is nice. That sculpture is a bit unusual / strange. With the additional wooden bench / greenery in pots.
  • Stunning place to visit, the tapestry is amazing. I was there on a ghost Hunt, so much beauty and history.
  • Fantastic venue for a wedding reception that I attended. The venue staff however were a little slow
  • Very interesting but rarely open. You could see everything in a short space of time
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