St. Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

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#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Coventry
St. Mary's Guildhall is located in Coventry. Use our Coventry road trip planning website to visit St. Mary's Guildhall on your trip to Coventry, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Came here with my wife and daughter for a bit of a look about. Really impressive place for what it is and a bit of a hidden gem in the heart of Coventry.  more »
  • Next to the old Cathedral it is free to enter and it is an overlooked gem. As you are literally next toit when you re at the Cathedral why would you not take a look.  more »
  • free admission, only small but very interesting to see what went on in that period staff very pleasant nice historic place  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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A stay among the Gothic and Victorian architecture of the city center is within walking distance of the main attractions. Consider a rental room or B&B on the medieval Spon Street or near the canal. Both locations are scenic and conveniently located near the city center. Full of local eateries and shops, the Earlsdon area offers less expensive apartment rentals.
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