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About Coventry Cathedral

The original St Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry was sadly bombed during ‘The Blitz’ in World War II. However, the ruins of the old Cathedral remain and have been well-preserved as a memorial site. It’s a beautiful place to visit and take in some history.

In 1956, the first foundation stone for the ‘New’ Cathedral was laid by the Queen and the stunning building was completed in 1962. This is the very building where your Arden graduation ceremony will be held.

Find out more about Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral


Whether you’re driving, using public transport, or even flying into Birmingham International Airport, finding the Cathedral could not be easier.

How to get there

By Car
By Train
By Plane

Places to Visit in Coventry

Recently named UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do. Make the most of your visit when you graduate and have a look at what the city has to offer. Here are a few suggestions of what you could get up to:

Local Attractions

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
War Memorial Park
Medieval Spon Street
Coventry Transport Museum
Lady Godiva Statue

Places to Eat & Drink Nearby

There are a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes near the Cathedral and across Coventry – perfect for you to continue your celebrations with friends and family over delicious food and maybe a drink or two! Here are a few suggestions:

  • The Cosy Club - British comfort food with some classics from around the world
  • Drapers Bar & Kitchen - Independent bar next to Coventry Cathedral, with a great selection of ales and meals to suit all tastes
  • Pizza Express - Italian food specialising in Pizza and pasta dishes
  • Las Iguanas - Latin American Food and Cocktails
  • Wagamama - Modern Asian Cuisine
  • Playwrights - Bar and Bistro who also cater for Gluten free and Vegan
  • Bailey Lane - Bar and Bistro
  • Nando’s - Portuguese-style chicken, flavoured to suit you
  • The Botanist - World famous botanical cocktails and food inspired by deli, rotisserie and BBQ

Where to stay

Whether you’re travelling from near or far, you may wish to stay in the city overnight for a few days and make the most of your graduation trip. There are plenty of accommodation options in Coventry – we’ve listed a few suggestions below for you to consider. Alternatively, please check out the Coventry and Warwickshire website for further options.

Within walking distance

Further afield

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