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About Coventry

About Coventry

Located in the West Midlands, the medium-sized city of Coventry is known for its cathedral, football team, and university. The city also boasts several notable museums, including one dedicated to local transportation and another to the inventor of the jet engine, Sir Frank Whittle. Several train services per hour on the London to Birmingham route call at Coventry's main railway station, and there's also hourly service to Manchester Picadilly. Birmingham International, the closest airport to the city, has a free bus connection to the local train station, where direct services to Coventry are available.

After entering your requested dates on Opodo's easy-to-use website, you can sort the hotel offers according to variables such as price, star rating, or distance from the city centre or a specific landmark. Popular filters to narrow down your search include payment type, complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations, and spa or wellness facilities, free WiFi, or improved access for disabled travellers. Opodo also highlights high-demand properties to help you decide when to book a hotel in Coventry, as well as accommodations with risk-free booking and no cancellation penalties.

What to see in Coventry

Coventry's cathedral, which was mostly destroyed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War, has been reconstructed with contrasting modernist elements. As well as traditional artworks you might expect in a cathedral, it displays local archaeological artefacts. St Mary’s Guildhall is another iconic site representing the city's historic past. Browse the collection of artwork and furniture and learn about visits from British icons such as William Shakespeare and Mary, Queen of Scots. For a glimpse at some of the city's original architecture that survived the war, visit Holy Trinity Church and gape at its impressive 73-metre spire. And don't miss the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum when you're in town. The esteemed museum covers a range of topics, from natural history to fine art.

Coventry is a sports fan's paradise. Watch a local game of football or rugby union at the Ricoh Arena or weekly greyhound races at the Brandon Stadium. For an evening of entertainment in Coventry, head to Spon Street in the west of the city, where you'll find traditional pubs sitting alongside trendy cocktail bars. The city is home to no less than 12 pubs featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide, several cinemas, and two theatres, the Albany and the Belgrade.

Where to stay in Coventry

For ideally located cheap hotels in Coventry, look for accommodations within the city's ring road. The centre of town can be traversed within 30 minutes with little need for public transport, making it easy to reach major attractions such as the cathedral, Christchurch Spire, and the Lady Godiva Statue. The city's northern quarter is where you'll find attractions such as Coventry Transport Museum and Swanswell Gate, while hotels south of the centre provide the best access to the train station. The eastern part of the city, dominated by university buildings, is the ideal place to stay if you're visiting Coventry students or looking to check out the student bars. Nighthawks will be drawn to hotels in West Coventry, its premier nightlife spot. Hotels in this part of the city, particularly in Earlsdon and Chapel Fields, also provide easy access to green spaces such as War Memorial Park and Hearsall Common, both excellent places to relax with the whole family.

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