This guided walking tour of what is termed the cathedral quarter will last for about 1.5 to 3 hours and provides the ideal introduction to your visit to the city.
We will start in Broadgate with it’s statue of Lady Godiva, before going to visit the site of the great Priory of St Mary’s and Cathedral church that she founded with her husband Earl Leofric in the 11th Century. You will be able to see the excavations which revealed it’s medieval undercroft. From here we will look at Holy Trinity Church, traditionally the parish church for the Prior’s half of the city before going to visit the cathedral of St Michael and all Angels. This is sometimes referred to as the cathedral ruins and the new cathedral, but in fact they are uniquely designed as a whole, with the “new” cathedral at 90 degrees to the cathedral church of St Michael and all Angels which suffered so much damage during a bombing raid in 1941.
Coventry is very much a city of the old and the new with narrow cobbled streets and half-timbered houses within a stones throw of a post-war pedestrianised shopping precinct and the Transport Museum which houses the largest collection of British Road Transport.