Coventry The Essential
Interesting
Coventry's history dates back to Saxon times. In 1043, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, founded a Benedictine Priory here. According to folklore, he only relieved the town's citizens from the burdensome taxes he had imposed after his wife, Lady Godiva, had ridden naked through the streets in order to persuade him to do so. The priory later became a cathedral and the episode a legend.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Coventry
Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral
Although regarded by traditionalists as
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Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry was the birthplace of the
Old Cathedral
Old Cathedral
The late 13C building with large-scale
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Bond's Hospital
Bond's Hospital
This charming half-timbered almshouse,
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Guildhall of St Mary
Guildhall of St Mary
Founded in 1342, it was the prison of
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Ford's Hospital
Ford's Hospital
Much restored after war damage, the 1509
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