United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Languages: English

Currencies: GBP · British pound (£)

Capitol: London

Continents: Europe

Borders: Ireland

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Area: 242,900km2

Population: 67,215,293

Traffic/driving side: left

Landlocked country: No

Independent country: Yes

United Nations member: Yes

IDD Prefix: +44

Timezones: UTC-08:00, UTC-05:00, UTC-04:00, UTC-03:00, UTC-02:00, UTC, UTC+01:00, UTC+02:00, UTC+06:00

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Last updated on July 14, 2023

Coventry was a great destination for a day trip, you probably heard about it if you’re a student. As most university cities, Coventry has a very pleasant atmosphere with lots of small shops and pubs. The most impressive landmark is definitely the cathedral. It is located in West Midlands, which are in the middle of UK, not far from Birmingham.

What to see in Coventry?

In the past it was an important center of cloth trade, especially the wool. Nowdays is best know for its universities, especially Coventry Uniwersity in the city centre. Although the old part, which are small paved streets, stunning St Michael’s Cathedral and the Tower are really worth seeing. The Cathedral itself is a very unique landmark, which everyone should see. While visiting this city, you will definitely find many charming and interesting places with rich history. Spon Street in Coventry was an industrial area from at least the 12th century. Now it remains a touristic area with many old timber framed buildings, that look just like in some fantasy movie or game. 

The original St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry comes from the late 14th century and early 15th century. It was almost totaly damaged during II World War, just as the whole city. It was rebuilt after war and now the two buildings, old and new, are connected.  Coventry offers many spots to visit as castles, parks and museums, so if you’re planning to spend a day there you won’t be bored. It was one of the most pleasant trips I’ve been to.

Planning your visit in Coventry or in the West Midlands? Don’t know what are the best places to see there? Got any burning questions? Feel free to add a comment or write to me and I will answer you with essential informations and the most important details.

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