Coventry Area Guide
Coventry is 19 miles east-southeast of Birmingham, 24 miles southwest of Leicester, 11 miles north of Warwick and 94 miles northwest of London. Coventry is also the most central city in England, being only 11 miles south-southwest of the country’s geographical centre in Leicestershire. Coventry has many landmarks and will be the 2021 UK City of Culture.
Coventry Cathedral is a particular highlight. The Cathedral was first built in 1043 before political events led it to fall into decay in the late-16th Century. The Cathedral was rebuilt, before being decimated as Coventry was targeted by the Nazis in 1940 during the Blitz. The Cathedral was rebuilt again and now stands as a symbol of peace, hope, reconciliation, and resilience.
Other notable landmarks include Coventry Transport Museum which chronicles the history of British-made road transport and the enormous role that Coventry has played in the development of those vehicles.
Art lovers will find their muse in the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. As well as painted works of art, the Museum also hosts a range of exhibits covering Natural History, Digital Art and Archaeology, as well as Social & Industrial History. Whatever interests you have, you will indulge them and spark new ones by visiting the Herbert.
Football fans will be aware of Coventry City F.C., whose stadium, the Ricoh Arena, also hosts a large number of concerts and shows. Some of the biggest acts in the world have performed at the Ricoh. The Arena is also home to one of the greatest rugby union teams of all time, two-time Heineken Cup-winners Wasps RFC.
Car – The M1, M6, M5, M40, and M42 connect Coventry with the whole of the UK. From the North and London, the M1 is your best option. Western Scotland and the North West are easily accessed via the M6. The M6 also provides the best route to Coventry from East Anglia and eastern England The M40 and M5 open Coventry to southern England and Wales. Coventry is also served by the A45 and A46 dual carriageways.
Rail – Coventry Train Station lets you get anywhere in the UK with considerable comfort and convenience
Air – Coventry is a 20-minute drive away from Birmingham Airport. Fancy a weekend away? No problem. Coventry Airport itself is located in Baginton, five miles south of the city centre.
Bus – A range of local and inter-City buses run through Coventry every day.
Local property professionals
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