Trains to Coventry

Cheap Trains to Coventry

"I love the place. I felt I've always been a loyal person. I take pride in a sense of belonging.” Steve Ogrizovic

With its interesting mix of industry and culture, the city of Coventry is known for being both an industrial centre and a cathedral city. The city may have faced a setback when the British motor industry collapsed in the 80s, but it has since recovered, thanks to its redeveloped university, vibrant cultural scene and the interesting events celebrated here throughout the year.

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Visiting Coventry by Train

Coventry railway station is situated on the main London to Birmingham rail route. There are three trains every hour to Coventry coming from London Euston station. The journey will take about an hour. Coventry is also on the main route of the Bournemouth to Manchester Piccadilly line, which is operated by Cross Country trains.

When you arrive in Coventry, there are many ways to get around the city. As home to the Black Cab, you’ll find plenty of these taxicabs here. You can start at the Coventry Cathedral Quarter, a medieval Gothic structure that was built during the 14th and 15th century. From here, make your way to the Lunt Roman Fort, an archaeological site that features exhibits about life in the Roman period.

Coventry is also home to some interesting museums, such as the Midland Air Museum and the Coventry Transport Museum. The Midland Air Museum showcases the work of Sir Frank Whittle, the pioneer of the jet engine, while the Coventry Transport Museum features the largest collection of British-made road transport in the world. If you’re into art, check out the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. This museum has an eclectic display of sculptures and paintings, including works by David Hockney, TS Lowry and Stanley Spencer.

Coventry is also known for its annual Christmas lights switch-on events. Happening annually in mid-November, the event also includes musical performances, firework displays and more.

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