Discover 1,000 years of history at Coventry Cathedral

Coventry, West Midlands

Coventry has been a place of pilgrimage for visitors since medieval times; follow in their footsteps and discover 1,000 years of history in one day.

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The new Cathedral rose from the ashes of the old medieval Cathedral destroyed during the Blitz of 1940. 

It was created to house some of the finest artworks from the 1950s and 1960s and was described as a ‘casket of jewels’ by its architect, Sir Basil Spence.

Visitors walk from the destruction of the old ruins through to the new Cathedral where there is the ‘Christ in Glory’ tapestry by Graham Sutherland, the Baptistry Window designed by John Piper and the Great West Screen of Saints and Angels by John Hutton. 

The Cathedral was voted as the public’s favourite 20th century building and visitors can see why this iconic place is so much more than that artwork within it.

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