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Coventry & Warwickshire is a thriving, passionate region, rich in culture and heritage, making it a place of discovery for everyone to enjoy. Whether it's family days out, romantic walks, art trails or history and heritage, Coventry & Warwickshire has plenty to offer families of all ages.

Coventry, steeped in myth and legend and surrounded by breathtaking Warwickshire countryside, offers a rich choice of culture and history, with a range of museums and galleries including a world famous cathedral, one of England's finest mediaeval guildhalls and a museum holding the world's largest display of British road transport.

Centred deep in the heart of the country, North Warwickshire is an ideal destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its idyllic rural landscape, unique market towns and rich heritage continue to make it the perfect setting to explore and discover what is on offer throughout the region.

South Warwickshire is a truly historical hotspot, with a variety of market towns that stretch from mediaeval to Georgian times, along with two famous castles, the glorious river Avon, and of course Shakespeare's Stratford.

Steeped in myth and legend and surrounded by breathtaking Warwickshire countryside, Coventry offers a rich choice of culture and history, with a range of museums and galleries including a world famous cathedral, one of England's finest mediaeval guildhalls and a museum holding the world's largest display of British road transport.

Coventry is also a place where visitors can relax, enjoy themselves and have fun with excellent shopping facilities, a bustling bar scene, a variety of entertainment venues and a truly global offering of some of the world's finest cuisines. Coventry's unique position within the heart of England provides visitors with fantastic air, road and rail links into the region. With both Coventry and Birmingham international airports close by, direct access to five motorway links and an impressive rail network linking Coventry with many of the UK's major cities including London, getting here couldn't be easier!

IKEA Coventry features a complete range of well designed, functional, home furnishing products, readily available at affordable prices. With over 50 fully furnished rooms and 3 real life home layouts there are plenty of great tips, ideas and inspiration in-storeIKEA is also family-friendly. We love kids and offer free supervised children's play area, a Children's IKEA department and other play areas throughout the store. We also offer family friendly conveniences such as: Kids Trollies, baby care rooms, special kid's meals, bibs, bottle warmers, baby food and a baby oaisis for nursing mothers in our restaurant.

The Belgrade Theatre has undergoing a major redevelopment. With the introduction of an impressive new entrance and downstairs bar, 850 seat air-conditioned main auditorium and a 250-300 seat second auditorium. The main auditorium is host to a fantastic programme of well known touring productions; whilst the creation of the new intimate performance space B2 allows the Belgrade to host some of the most original and ground-breaking touring companies in the country.
The theatre also houses a newly established permanent exhibition space run in conjunction with the Herbert Art Gallery.

Petit Gourmand award winning best newcomer Restaurant of the year has taken centre stage and now provides pre-theatre dining with modern English food severed with a French twist. A less formal cafe bar offers drinks and light meals.

The Old Fire Station overlooks Millenium Place and the Whittle Arches. This Edwardian building, formerly Coventry's City centre fire station, was closed in the 1980's and left vacant for many years until a redevelopment programme began in 2006.

MYO: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine are all on offer at this fantastic buffet style restaurant. The open plan kitchen allows diners to choose their own individual dish. There's an extensive salad bar plus a chocolate fountain for those diners not looking to count the calories.

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has recently completed a £20 million redevelopment which has transformed the site. With 8 new permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions and events spaces, education spaces, a new History Centre and Herbert Media studios.

The collections cover a wide range of material associated with or collected for the people of Coventry.

The collections of Archaeology, Natural History, Social and Industrial History and Visual Arts. In addition the History Centre holds collections of published and original documents. As well as finding out more information about these collections here, you can explore our online database of information about those collections at Coventry Collections.

Complementing the multi-million pound improvements to the Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Plaza will feature two hotels, including the five star Radisson Edwardian Hotel, more than 85,000 sq.ft. of leisure and retail units with around 400 apartments.

The £100 million development will be a lively, vibrant entertainment and living quarter, which will bring major benefits to the city centre and operators.

Phase 1 has been completed with the opening of the award winning Belgrade Plaza Car Park. Phase 2 began during 2007 and was completed in 2009. This phase included the building of a Premier Inn, Pizza Express and Bella Italia. This will form part of a very attractive and vibrant gateway to the city off junction 9 of the City centre ring road.

Statue of Lady Godiva with the spires of the Holy Trinity church and the ruined Coventry Cathedral

Useful Links to information on Coventry and organisations within Coventry.

Map of Coventry City Centre

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Medieval buildings in Spon St