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Top Coventry tourism spots

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Coventry is a West Midlands city that was founded in the Middle Ages. It is the 9th largest city in England, and brimming with must-see tourism spots.

  • Coventry music museum 
  • Allesley park 
  • Bagot’s castle 
  • Brandon Marsh nature reserve
  • St Michael’s tower climb

Coventry music museum

The Coventry music museum is an independent museum celebrating the unique music stylings in Coventry and its surrounding areas. It is the life-long vision of music historian and journalist Pete Chambers and his wife Julie. As you travel through the museum you are transported through the decades, exploring the vast music scene that is at the heart of Coventry. Admission is £4 for adults and £1 for children, with concessions only paying £2. These admission fees, and any other generous donations given by the public, are used to maintain the museum and its incredible exhibits. 

Allesley park 

Allesley park is a picturesque and historic nature experience. In the 13th century, it was used as a deer park, but now visitors can enjoy the rolling hills and unspoiled green space at their leisure. Nestled within Allesley park is a wide variety of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained, including an 18-hole golf course, a 9-hole crazy golf course, and a children’s play area. If you are visiting Coventry on a warm summer’s day, Allesley park is a great location for family fun. 

Bagot’s castle

For those who enjoy history, Bagot’s castle will prove to be an interesting experience. The castle itself lies in ruins, however, the original building is believed to have been constructed in the 11th century at the time of King Henry the first. In the late 1300s, the castle was rebuilt by Sir William Bagot who entertained many distinguished guests, including Henry IV. Bagot’s castle has remained derelict since the 16th Century, however, in recent years, has had a renewed interest. When you visit the castle today, you can explore the ruins, as well as enjoy a woodland walk, and visit the Bagot goats, a rare breed of goat known to have been around since the late 1300s. 

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Brandon Marsh nature reserve

If you love being surrounded by nature, then the Brandon Marsh nature reserve is a Coventry spot you don’t want to miss. Spanning 92 hectares, Brandon Marsh is well known for the quality of its reedbeds, pools, and woodlands. As such, it attracts a huge variety of birds and wildlife for guests to observe. Once you have trekked the reserve, you can head to The Badger’s Kitchen to unwind and relax with tea and cake, whilst watching the birds fly on live nestcams. 

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St Michael’s tower climb

For the best views in Coventry, put on your comfiest shoes and take on the St Michael’s tower climb. Open seven days a week, excluding bell ringing sessions, you can take the 180 step climb at any point on your Coventry trip, and admire the stunning view of Coventry and its surrounding countryside. After you’ve taken on the tower, you can wander around the rest of Coventry cathedral, including the ruins of the medieval parish church and surrounding grounds.

 

Whilst you are exploring the top Coventry tourism spots, we will be getting your laundry ready for your return. Book your Laundryheap service by heading to the Laundryheap website or downloading the free Laundryheap app. 

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