Coventry Cathedral

“A magnificent architectural and cultural symbol of hope, reconciliation and artistic prowess, both ancient and modern.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Coventry, West Midlands

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Coventry Cathedral is a place where splendid medieval history meets modern architecture to stunning and poignant effect. Come and explore our Ruined Cathedral, destroyed in the Second World War and standing proudly alongside our magnificent ‘New’ Cathedral, featuring works by some of the greatest artists of the 1950s and 60s. Highlights of a visit include the many definitive artworks, stunning architectural vistas, the exhibition in St Michael's Hall, and the memorable views from the top of St Michael's Tower. This is all enhanced by the excellent knowledge of the guide and the opportunity to watch the bells ring from the viewing platform above.

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Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, COVENTRY, West Midlands, CV1 5FB


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking nearby
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: 10am–4pm Monday to Friday, 10am–3pm Saturday, 12–3pm on Sunday. We are a working church so may be subject to closures and/or limited access. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

About the area

Discover West Midlands

After Greater London, the West Midlands is the UK’s biggest county by population, and after London, Birmingham is the UK’s largest city. There’s a lot to seek out here – it has a vibrant culture, with exceptionally good nightlife. Coventry used to be more important than Birmingham, until the 18th century when the Industrial Revolution started and Brum forged ahead. 

Apart from Lady Godiva, Coventry is best known for its cathedrals. The medieval parish church became a cathedral in 1918, but the Blitz on Coventry in 1940 left only the spire and part of the walls. After the war, it was decided to build a new cathedral alongside linked to the ruins. 

Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution, and this history is reflected in its architecture and the Black Country Living Museum, a recreation of an industrial village, with shops and a pub, cottages and a chapel. Stourbridge is also worth a visit, mainly due to its involvement in glassmaking, which has been going on since the 17th century, and is still a part of the town’s culture; there’s a glass museum and a bi-annual glass festival.

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