Coventry Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK)

Picture of shopping centreCentral Coventry has considerably more tourist attractions than you might expect. There are plenty of informative and helpful guide books available at Coventry's Tourist Information Centre (TIC). Booklets, brochures and maps about the numerous walking trails around the Coventry area are also available here and these routes pass many top attractions and sights along the way.

Particularly popular with visitors staying in the city, the City Centre Trail and Coventry Historic Heart Walking Tour are both worth considering, while the Peace Trail begins at the ruins of the cathedral and concludes in the scenic Priory Gardens. For entertainment, the Belgrade Theatre on Belgrade Square and the Warwick Arts Centre at Coventry's University of Warwick campus are hard to beat.

View of the Canal Basin

Coventry Canal Basin

Address: St. Nicholas Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4LY, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7623 1306
The Coventry Canal terminates in this area and is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll or boat ride. Many boats gather here, around the historic wharf, which dates back to the 1800s. The Canal Basin is just a short walk away from the city centre and its many shops. Further attractions here include a popular waterfront cafe bar, where hot refreshments are available.
Open hours: office, Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge for boat hire

Photo of the City Farm

Coventry City Farm

Address: 1 Clarence Street, Hillfields, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 4SF, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7622 5323
A popular family attraction in the inner city area, Coventry City Farm actively promotes the understanding and welfare involved in caring for a wide range of farmyard animals. Each year, the City Farm receives more than 60,000 visitors and it is possible to sponsor its many animals, with favourites including Shetland ponies, kunekune pigs, lambs, chickens and ducks. There are also rabbits, guinea pigs and even an old tortoise here.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: free, donations welcomed (this is a registered charity)

Picture of the Coventry City Centre Trail (Heritage Plaques Trail)

Coventry City Centre Trail (Heritage Plaques Trail)

The Heritage Plaques Trail has been well thought out and the route takes visitors past roughly 60 of Coventry's most prominent buildings and places of interest. An appealing way to gain an insight into many structures of significant architectural importance, the trail is approximately 6 km / 4 miles is length and lasts a minimum of one hour, starting at the Tourist Information Centre.
Open hours: daily
Admission: brochure available at the Tourist Information Centre along Priory Row, for just a small charge

Picture showing the Historic Heart Walking Tour / Cathedral Quarter

Coventry Historic Heart Walking Tour

The popular Coventry Historic Heart Walking Tour is an interesting trail around the city's Cathedral Quarter and takes in more than 1,000 years of the city's history. The tour begins at the Lychgate Cottages and winds its way past many fascinating sights and buildings, finally ending at the Transport Museum.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: brochure available at the Tourist Information Centre along Priory Row, for just a small charge

Helicopter Aviation

Address: Coventry Airport West, Baginton Road, Baginton, West Midlands, CV8 3AZ, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7651 1615
Helicopter Aviation offers a particularly memorable way to view the many attractions in and around the city - by air. Located at Coventry Airport, in the nearby southerly village of Baginton, Helicopter Aviation provides regular flights over Coventry's three prominent spires, and also around the castles at both Kenilworth and Warwick.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday and Sunday - 09:30 to 17:00
Admission: charge per person