It was at the heart of the region’s year as UK City of Culture, and Coventry Cathedral still has lots to celebrate...

This year marks the Diamond Jubilee of Coventry’s New Cathedral, and there’s no better time to discover its blend of medieval history and modern architecture. Groups can explore the Ruined Cathedral, destroyed by enemy raids during the Second World War, which now stands as a reminder of the horrors of war. Standing proudly alongside it is the magnificent ‘New’ Cathedral, still as stunning at 60 as it was in 1962 – designed as a ‘casket of jewels’ by Sir Basil Spence, and featuring works by some of the greatest artists of the 1950s and ’60s.

Groups of any size can be catered for, and you’ll learn about the history and significance of the cathedral from one of its expert guides. Tours can be tailored to include any specific areas of interest you may have, and afterwards you can browse the newly refurbished gift shop. After two years of enforced closure, the cathedral’s ‘Tower Climb’ re-opened recently, so visitors can once again climb the 180 steps to witness some of the best views in Coventry.

There is a dedicated coach drop off point just outside the main cathedral entrance, and coach parking is available in the nearby White Street Coach Park. For more information email, call 02476 521234 or visit

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