Coventry – Rugby

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West Midlands

Leave site and travel northeast on A423 towards Coventry, road trip 11 miles, at roundabout 1st exit A45, next 4th exit  A444, continue A4114 at roundabout 1st exit A45 continue A4053 arrive in city park  stroll around the local sites and shops stay within the city limits

Coventry

Coventry is the 2nd largest city in the West Midlands well worth a stay over to visit the Cathedral. The old one stands in ruins by the 1940 blitz of War World II but some outer walls remain with the spire, which is the tallest structure in the city, a grade I listed building. The new cathedral is built next to the old one and the spire overlooks it.

Blitz Ruins 1940

Blitz Ruins 1940

Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral now

New Cathedral

New Cathedral

Continue journey to Rugby taking the scenic route only 15 miles travel north A4053 at roundabout 2nd exit ,next 2nd exit A4114 merge A4071 continue A45 turn left A4071 turn right A428 arrive park in the town stroll around and explore.

Rugby

A small market town located on the river Avon just a quick stay, view the historic setting of the town with its museums and churches, St Andrews 13th century and St Marie’s built in 1873, a land mark being the tallest spire in Warwickshire. Famous for the birth place of rugby football, if interested visit the rugby school museum and view the statues and history displays. Roman artifacts can be found in the art centre and museum. Before leaving take a stroll round Caldecott Park and view the beautiful flower beds and trees, stop and relax in the old tool shed café and take a snack and a nice cuppa.

St Andrews

St Andrews

Rugby School Chapel

Rugby School Chapel

St Maries

St Maries