With such a rich industrial past, Coventry is a fascinating place to visit if you’re interested in planes, trains and automobiles. But there’s a lot more to this part of the Midlands than industrial buildings and good transport links. The city of Coventry itself is developing into a buzzing cultural centre with excellent leisure activities. So a hotel in Coventry is a great idea if you’re thinking of visiting the region.
Cheap hotels in Coventry
Travelodge Coventry Binley is the ideal base if you need to be close to Coventry city centre as well as within easy reach of Birmingham. You’ll find the rest of the local area’s attractions nearby too, including the famous Coventry Canal Basin and the Midland Air Museum. Travelodge Nuneaton Bedworth, in close proximity to both Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres, is also a smart option that offers comfortable accommodation in a good location. From here you’ve got transport links to Coventry, Birmingham and the surrounding area. The hotel is the ideal location if you’re attending an exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.
Things to do in Coventry
Make sure you visit Coventry Cathedral, built after the earlier 14th-century Gothic church was destroyed in bombing during the Second World War. It’s a dramatic building that mixes old and new architecture in a fascinating way. Nearby Coombe Abbey and Kenilworth Castle are good stops if you’re interested in history and historic architecture. Sports fans should plan a visit to Coventry City Football Club; it’s still possible to get a matchday ticket on short notice, so check the fixtures and get there early to soak up the atmosphere. The Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport is a great place to explore with the kids in wet weather, it has an excellent collection of jet aircraft, engines and artefacts celebrating the jet age – and kids will love the chance to sit in some of the planes’ cockpits.