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Come and explore our Casket of Jewels!

Guided tours are back and we are ready and waiting to welcome your group!

As the UK’s favourite 20th Century building, and located at the heart of the UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry Cathedral is a must-see attraction.

On this page you will find all of the information that you need to plan your visit and to get the very most out of your time with us.

We take the safety of everyone within the Cathedral very seriously and as such are continuing with a range of coronavirus safety measures to keep both your group safe and our guides safe. We will share this information with you ahead of your visit but if you have any questions or need further information please contact us

Group Information

All groups wishing to visit should be booked in advance. Booking your group visit means that we can check the availability of your preferred date and time slot, and can ensure that your group has the very best experience with us.

A guided tour is the best way to fully appreciate our ‘casket of jewels’ – one of our knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides will lead your group through the history of the Ruins, the Blitz, and the building of the New Cathedral. We recommend allowing roughly an hour and a quarter for a tour, each guide will provide ample opportunity to ask questions along the way. However if you have a tight schedule please let us know your maximum tour length and will take this into account.

There are many aspects to the Cathedral aside from its history, including the Architecture and Basil Spence’s vision, the Arts contained within the building and the Artists who created them, and the story of Reconciliation which continues today, and our guides are happy to focus on any area which particularly interests your group. If there is any specific area which your group would like to explore then please let us know!

Entry for groups is £8 per person, and includes a guided tour from one of our expert guides.

There is no minimum or maximum group size – we book guides specifically for each group and as such can work around your requirements.

If any of your group has accessibility issues please advise at the point of booking your tour. For our full Access Statement, please see the page on the ‘Visit Us’ tab, or alternatively please click here

If you have any access issues or queries you would like to raise with the Cathedral please email information@coventrycathedral.org.uk

Opening hours

We are currently open from 10 am until 4 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 12 noon until 3 pm on Sundays. As we recommend allowing at least an hour for your tour, please take this into account when requesting your tour time.
Your group is welcome to join us for Evening Prayer at 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, or for Choral Evensong which takes place at 5.15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 4 pm on Sunday.

We sometimes hold special services and events which mean that we have to restrict access to the New Cathedral and/or the Ruins. To avoid disappointment, please check the day you wish to visit on the Calendar page of this website or call +44 (0)24 7652 1200.

Refreshments

Unfortunately we currently have no on-site catering facilities. However – being located in the heart of the city means that there are plenty of options within a short walk of the Cathedral. Visit Coventry have plenty of information about local cafes and restaurants on their website.

Finding us

Located within the heart of Coventry, it is easy to reach the Cathedral regardless of how you travel.

We are a 10-15 minute walk or 5 minute taxi ride from the railway station, and about 100 metres from the main Bus Station. The main entrance to the Cathedral can be found off Priory Street opposite Coventry University or via St Michael’s Avenue from the City Centre.

Car parking

There is only limited disabled parking on the Cathedral site (next to the Chapel of Unity on St Michael’s Avenue). Up-to-date information about parking in Coventry is available from the City Council website here.

Important information for coach drivers

There are two convenient set down/pick up points in the heart of Coventry – Priory Street at the foot of the Cathedral steps – where there are coach bays for drop off only – and Hales Street next to the Transport Museum.

Coach parking is available at White Street car park.

The Sat Nav postcode for coach access is CV1 5FB

Plan your visit in advance – click here to provide your details:

(You will receive an email confirming receipt of your booking and a further email once your booking has been confirmed.)

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Our phone number is +44 (0) 24 7652 1200

Coventry Cathedral
1 Hill Top, Coventry CV1 5AB, UK
Safeguarding
Coventry Cathedral takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. we have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures here. If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information here.



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