Coventry Cathedral

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Coventry Cathedral information

Coventry , United Kingdom
Street Priory Row
+44 24 7652 1200
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adult/child under 7 £7/5; 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-3.45pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The evocative ruins of St Michael's Cathedral , built around 1300 but destroyed by Nazi incendiary bombs in the Blitz, stand as a permanent memorial to Coventry's darkest hour and as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Climb the 180 steps of its Gothic spire for panoramic views.

Symbolically adjoining the old cathedral's sandstone walls is the Sir Basil Spence–designed Coventry Cathedral , a modernist architectural masterpiece, with a futuristic organ, stained glass and a Jacob Epstein statue of the devil and St Michael.