There are plenty of places to see and visit around Coventry. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Coventry is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Coventry

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    Kenilworth Castle

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    Kenilworth Castle has a good car park, pay and display in the summer free in the winter.
    Surrounding the castle theres various tea shops, pubs and restaurants, the nearby small …

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    National Cyclists Memorial

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    The obelisk honors the cyclist troops who were killed during World War I.

    In 1914, cycling was incredibly popular in the UK. During the war, the British army included a …

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    Hatton Locks

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    The Hatton Locks or Hatton Flight are a flight of 21 locks on the Grand Union Canal in Hatton, 
    Warwickshire, England. The flight spans less than 2 miles (3.2 km) …

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    The trail meanders through the site starting at the entrance opposite the far end of Jephson Gardens - follow the wooden markers!

    While you're here try spotting the numerous fish …

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    St John the Baptist, Berkswell, is a Norman parish church containing one of the finest crypts in the country. The church is a Grade 1 Listed Building and is featured in England’s Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins.

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    Warwickshire Police HQ

    Hiking Highlight

    Woodcote House and Estate

    Woodcote, once the home of the Wise family, is now HQ of Warwickshire Police

    Woodcote is a 19th-century manor house and estate on the western boundary …

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    St Mary's Church

    Hiking Highlight

    The church is a Grade One listed Norman building constructed from sandstone and dates from the early 12th century. The church building seats 200/230 people on mainly fixed wooden pews. …

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    Jephson Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    The Jephson Gardens are formal gardens, together with a grassed park, in the town of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. The gardens, once a place for the wealthy to 'take the air' …

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    St Michael

    Hiking Highlight

    The parish church of ST. MICHAEL is a comparatively small building consisting of a chancel, nave with shallow transeptal chapels, west tower, and a modern south porch.

    Evidence of the …

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    Lady Godiva

    Hiking Highlight

    Godiva (or Godgifu, † 1085) was an Anglo-Saxon nobles of the 11th century.

    1043 donated Leofric, Earl of Mercia and his wife Godiva a Benedictine abbey in Coventry and endowed …

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    Meriden

    Hiking Highlight

    Meriden is a quietly understated location with an ancient stone cross marking the historic centre of England on its village green. On the same green there is also a national …

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    Tipperary Inn

    Hiking Highlight

    This unusual pub name refers to the famous song from the First World War ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’. The author – Harry Williams – was born in Aston …

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    Maxstoke Priory

    Hiking Highlight

    Maxstoke, a tiny village deep in rural Warwickshire is the home of Maxstoke Castle (now the site of a good course) and the ruins of Maxstoke Priory.
    The Maxstoke Hill …

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    The new murals in Old Town in Leamington.

    The cat mural has been completed on the end unit of a row of two storey workshops in Althorpe Street.

    It was …

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    St Mary's Guildhall

    Hiking Highlight

    The guildhall originally served as the headquarters of the merchant guild of St. Mary, and subsequently of the united guilds of the Holy Trinity, St. Mary, St. John the Baptist …

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    St Laurence Church

    Hiking Highlight

    St Laurence’s is an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Coventry. Reputedly founded by Lady Godiva, the church goes back to Norman times: people have worshipped God in this place …

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    Sensory Garden

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    Another area of the garden well worth exploring is the sensory garden. This tactile, hands on (gentle hands only, please) experience has been designed to delight the senses and contains …

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    Diamond Jubilee Woods

    Hiking Highlight

    The Diamond Jubilee Wood in Saltisford - which less glamorously used to be known as the Northern Enclosure Wood - was originally planted up in 1991 during the days when …

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    There are many pieces of outdoor art on the University of Warwick Sculpture trail. My favourite, in part admittedly due to the name, is 'Let's Not Be Stupid' by Richard …

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    Herbert

    Hiking Highlight

    Herbert
    Art Gallery - Museum - History Center
    Herbert's goal is to bring history and art to life. Sponsored by the City of Coventry, this cultural institution supports and organizes local creativity.

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