Why visit Coventry?
Coventry is an exciting hub for creative arts. Galleries and theatres host some excellent shows, and restaurants serve cuisine from around the globe. But there are also many historical sites to explore in this English heartland. A fine example of 50s and 60s architecture, Coventry Cathedral became a symbol of post-war regeneration; the original 14th century structure was heavily bombed in 1940. Medieval castles and Elizabethan abbeys are also a short taxi ride from town.
- the refurbished art deco Albany Theatre hosts ballet, comedy, music and theatre shows in appropriately dramatic surroundings.
- find artists’ studios, crafts markets and cafes at the trendy Fargo Village in regenerated Far Gosford Street on the city’s outskirts
- in the 1890s, Coventry had the largest bicycle building industry in the world
- try the local God Cake, a triangular pastry with three points representing the city’s three spires
- visit 14th century castle remains at Caludon Castle Park
- see how a kitchen garden would have looked 200 years ago at Allesley Park Walled Garden.