Coventry is a large historic city situated on the edge of the West Midlands and nearby to the birthplace of the famous playwrite Shakespeare. This city is probably best known for once being the home of British transport, creating some of the UK's biggest models and modes of road travel.
The legend of Lady Godiva also originates here, who rode naked through the streets of Coventry in protest of high tax rates. A statue in her honour has been errected in catherdral sqaure in the city centre. Coventry has many fantastic family attractions throughout the city, from museums to stately homes.
For motor enthusiats, take a nostalgic vist to the Coventry Transport Museum. This long-standing museum houses a large collection of classic and vintage cars throughout history, as well as the popular Jaguar Heritage exhibition. Adjacent to Coventry Airport is the Midland Air Museum. This unique attraction houses a collection of historic airplanes, jets and WWII hangers, providing a deep insight into how these huge machines once ruled the skies.
Coombe Country Park is situated 5 miles east of Coventry and is the largest recreational area owned by Coventry Council, providing you with a chance to explore 400 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens. Also nearby is Arbury Hall, known as the 'Gothic Gem of the Midlands', which stands in the midst of rolling lawns and is surrounded by many acres of parkland.
For ideas to entertain the kids, visit nearby Birmingham's very popular Cadbury's World. This working factory will take you through the history of serious chocolate making, as well as getting the opportunity to test some of the delicious creations for yourself.
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