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"I love the place. I felt I've always been a loyal person. I take pride in the sense of belonging.” Steve Ogrizovic
With its exciting mix of industry and amenities, Coventry is both a manufacturing hub and a cathedral city. The city faced a setback when the British motor industry collapsed in the 80s. It has since recovered, thanks to its redeveloped university, vibrant culture and exciting events celebrated here throughout the year.
Coventry railway station is situated on the central London to Birmingham rail line and the Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly line. There are three trains every hour to Coventry from London Euston station with the journey taking just an hour.
There are lots of ways to get around Coventry; it is the birthplace of the black cab, so you'll find plenty of them here. You can start at the Cathedral Quarter, a medieval Gothic structure built during the 14th and 15th century. From here, travel to the Lunt Roman Fort, an archaeological landmark that features exhibits about life in the Roman period.
Coventry is home to some great museums, such as the Midland Air Museum, which showcases Sir Frank Whittle's work, the pioneer of the jet engine. Another is the Coventry Transport Museum that features the biggest collection of British road transport. If you’re into art, check out the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum with an eclectic display of sculptures and paintings, including works by David Hockney, TS Lowry and Stanley Spencer.
Coventry is known for its annual Christmas light switch-on in mid-November. The event includes live music and a firework display.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Coventry worth visiting?
Coventry is well worth visiting, despite being severely damaged in WW2 it has rebuilt itself into a city with many attractions and still retains some of its medieval architecture.
What is Coventry famous for?
Coventry is famous for its castle, cathedral and transport museum.