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Exploring the West Midlands
Thanks to its location in the West Midlands, just east of Birmingham, getting to Coventry from other parts of the UK is easy. Wondering how to get to Coventry? Train travel is often the most convenient. Simply pull up at your local station, hop on a regular service – either direct or changing at Birmingham – and arrive in Coventry in a couple of hours. Direct trains from London to Coventry take just over an hour, while the route from Manchester takes less than two hours. The direct service from Edinburgh Waverley takes 4 hours 30. Why not drive to Coventry? Getting there by car means unlimited luggage and picking your own departure times. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy the best of the West Midlands from a convenient city base. Drive to historic Warwick Castle or visit Dudley Canal and Caverns for a unique boat tour. Head to Europe's most extensive library in Birmingham or treat the family to a day at Cadbury World – the region is full of delightful attractions.
What are the top things to do in Coventry?
There are lots of fun and memorable things to do in Coventry and the surrounding area. Whether your idea of a perfect weekend involves exploring historical attractions, visiting museums and galleries or touring local restaurants and bars, you won't be disappointed here.
If it's your first time in Coventry, add Coventry Cathedral to your must-see list. The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry, a beautiful example of old and new. The Old Cathedral Ruins sit next to the impressive New Cathedral, side by side in the city's heart. The Ruins of the Old Cathedral are preserved as a memorial for the city. They're a dramatic backdrop for open-air events throughout the year, plus prayers every Friday at midday. The New Cathedral is a spectacular space, consecrated in 1962 in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Enjoy the city's best restaurants, pubs and bars
No UK break would be complete without visiting a few local restaurants, pubs and bars. Coventry is home to a great selection, including casual eateries, fine dining spots, traditional pubs and swanky rooftop cocktail bars. Wondering what to eat and drink in Coventry and the West Midlands? If you're visiting for a special celebration, why not head to one of the region's award-winning fine dining restaurants? The village of Hampton in Arden, nestled in the Forest of Arden, is home to two Michelin-starred restaurants: Peel's and Smoke. That's no mean feat for such a small village! You can get there from Coventry in just 15 minutes on the train, and like everything in Hampton in Arden, both restaurants are a short walk from the station. If you'd prefer to stay in Coventry City Centre, there are plenty of excellent restaurants to try. Like Taste Vietnam, a locals' favourite serving fragrant Vietnamese dishes like pho, summer rolls, rice and noodle dishes at unbeatable prices. Gourmet Food Kitchen is another excellent choice. This 12-seat restaurant offers an intimate chef's table experience and a seven-course tasting menu. Be sure to book in advance to ensure a seat at the table! More exciting Coventry restaurants and pubs include Earlsdon Supper Club, Tumeric Gold, The Old Crown, The Greyhound Inn and The Loft.