Things to Do in Coventry

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012

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Despite its idyllic country surroundings, the West midlands city of Coventry is marred by its gloomy industrial facade, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find the city teeming with historic charm.

Nicknamed the ‘cathedral city’, Coventry’s key landmarks are its historic churches, including the 12th-century Holy Trinity Church, one of the largest medieval churches in England. The crowning glory of the Holy Trinity is the 600-year-old Doom Painting, an elaborate restored mural adorning the Chancel Arch. With the prevailing themes of judgment, blessing and damnation, the artwork is one of the finest of its kind in the country, showing Christ, the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and the 12 disciples. Next up is the late 14th-century Church of St Michael, a gothic cathedral mostly destroyed by German bombers in the Second World War but preserved in remembrance.

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