Experience 1000 years of history in Coventry

Coventry, West Midlands

Explore the ruins of Coventry’s medieval cathedral and the contemporary cathedral with its unique 1950s and 1960s artworks.

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The historic Cathedral Quarter in Coventry is home to a plethora of cultural gems that are centuries old. Step into Coventry’s impressive and evocative cathedral ruins, destroyed by incendiary bombs in 1940 during a German Luftwaffe bombing raid. Today, this Grade I listed cathedral is now hallowed ground for thousands of visitors every year, with a spire defiantly piercing Coventry’s skyline, the third tallest in England.

From there, follow the 'journey into the light' with a guided tour, as you step away from the old and into the new to  experience first-hand the magnificence and splendour of Sir Basil Spence’s Grade I listed New Cathedral. Witness the breath-taking sights of Graham Sutherland’s famous tapestry and Piper's Baptistry window in one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. You’ll also be able to see the collection of loose medieval glass which was removed for safe keeping in 1939.

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