Coventry Cathedral information
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.