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Coventry Building Society Arena (formerly the Ricoh Arena) - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

Coventry Building Society Arena, originally known as the Ricoh Arena, is a stadium in the City of Coventry. It was the home ground of Coventry City FC, and Wasps RFC.

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Coventry Arena Station - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

Coventry Arena Station was opened in 2016 to serve the Ricoh Arena (now CBS Arena) and a retail park. It's on the Coventry to Nuneaton line, with hourly services.

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Tile Hill Station - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

Tile Hill Station is in the suburbs of Coventry, on the West Coast Mainline. Originally opened in 1850. A level crossing was removed in 2004-05 and replaced by a bridge.

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Canley Station - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

Canley Station is a small railway station outside of Coventry on the West Coast Mainline. It opened in 1940 as Canley Halt. There used to be a level crossing here that was removed in 2004.

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The Old Fire Station - A Coventry and West Midlands Gem!

The Old Fire Station is on Hales Street in Coventry. Built in 1902, it ceased to be a fire station in 1976 when they moved to Radford Road. Refurbished in 2006 with restaurants, bars etc.

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Millennium Place - A Coventry and West Midlands Gem!

Millennium Place opened in the early 2000s with the Whittle Arch and the new frontage to the Coventry Transport Museum. Built on the site of the Coventry Theatre.

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Statue of Frank Whittle in Coventry

At Millennium Place in Coventry is the bronze statue of Sir Frank Whittle, the inventor of the jet engine. It was unveiled in 2007 and sculpted by Faith Winter. Below the Whittle Arches.

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Coventry Transport Museum - A Coventry and West Midlands Gem!

The Coventry Transport Museum was established in 1980. Home to a large collection of cars, motorbikes, bikes and commercial vehicles. Including those built in Coventry and Jaguar's.

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King Henry VIII School - A Coventry & West Midlands Gem!

King Henry VIII School was established in 1545  in Coventry, as a Free Grammar School. But by 1878 that was no longer the case. Now an Independent school, built 1885. Grade II listed.

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Top Green Park, Coventry - A wonderful open space!

Top Green Park is a small park in the City of Coventry, running along the Warwick Road, from Spencer Road towards Kenilworth Road.

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War Memorial Park, Coventry - A wonderful open space!

War Memorial Park is a large park south of Coventry City Centre. It opened in 1921 in tribute the people of Coventry who lost their lives during the First World War (1914-18). 

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Bucephalus statue in Coventry

Bucephalus also known as Trigger. A metal horse at Greyfriars Green in Coventry. Sculpted in 1986 by Simon Evans. Was in storage from 2014-18 during the Junction Six rebuilding.

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Statue of James Starley in Coventry

Statue of James Starley (1830 - 1881) on Greyfriars Green in Coventry. In 1870 he invented the bicycle. The statue was made by Joseph Whitehead and Sons in 1884.

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Statue of Sir Thomas White in Coventry

The statue of Sir Thomas White (1492 - 1567) near Greyfriars Green in Coventry. He established King Henry VIII School in Coventry around 1555. Statue made in 1883 by the Willis Bros.

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum - A Coventry and West Midlands Gem!

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum opened in 1960 at Jordan Well in Coventry. The building was refurbished in 2008. From 2023, they are hosting Dippy the dinosaur for three years.

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Belgrade Theatre - A Coventry Gem!

The Belgrade Theatre is in Belgrade Square, Coventry, near Corporation Street. A Grade II listed building, it was built in 1956 - 58, by the Coventry City Architect's Department.

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Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station - A Coventry Gem!

Pool Meadow Bus Station was opened in Coventry City Centre in 1994 by the then Lord Mayor of Coventry. Now used by National Express buses and coaches. Close to Millennium Place.

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The Precinct - Place Making in Coventry

The Precinct is part of the shopping centre in Coventry. Designed by the City Architect, Sir Donald Gibson, it was mostly complete in it's original form in 1955.

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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry - A Coventry medieval gem!

Holy Trinity Church in Coventry dates to the 12th century, and is the only medieval church in Coventry that is complete. It has one of the tallest non-cathedral spires in the UK.

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The Statue of Lady Godiva, Coventry - A Coventry Gem!

The Statue of Lady Godiva is at Broadgate in Coventry outside of Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre. Grade II* listed, it dates to 1949, sculpted by Sir William Reid Dick.

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The Coventry Cross - a Public Art Gem!

The Coventry Cross was a replica of the Tudor Cross, it was unveiled in 1976. It was on Cuckoo Lane near Trinity Walk until the Council removed it in 2019. Made by sculptor George Wagstaffe.

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Coventry City Council House - an Architectural Gem!

The Council House in Coventry was built from 1913 to 1917, and faced in red sandstone, in the early Tudor style. Architects E. Garret and H.W. Simister of Birmingham.

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Friars House - Modern Architecture in Coventry

Friars House is an 11 storey office block in Coventry City Centre on Manor House Drive. It is close to Junction Six of Coventry Ring Road and near Coventry Station.

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The Flying Standard - A Coventry Mock Tudor Gem!

The Flying Standard is situated at Trinity Street Square in Coventry. A JD Wetherspoon Free House named after a fondly remembered motor car made in Coventry from 1903 until the 1960s.

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Broadgate, Coventry - A Coventry Gem!

Broadgate is a Public Square in Coventry City Centre. A current square was opened in 1948 by Princess Elizabeth. The nearby Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre was opened in 1990 at Broadgate.

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