Coventry Marina

Coventry Basin Canal, St.Nicholas Street, Coventry. CV1 4LY
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Located in the historic Coventry Canal Basin, just on the north side of the city's inner ring road with easy pedestrian access to shopping, eating and drinking, theatres, art galleries, the Transport Museum and Sir Basil Spence's remarkable Coventry Cathedral. The Coventry Canal Basin was opened to traffic in 1769 and extended in 1788 the canal warehouses, date back to 1837 and were used for loading and unloading grain, cement and other goods.

Just a short walk from the marina is Coventry Transport Museum - a motor museum, it houses a collection of British-made road transport. It is located in Coventry because the city was previously the centre of the British car industry. The Museum is huge, and has just undergone a £9.5m transformation. It is well worth visiting and its free!

Coventry Cathedral- Sir Basil Spence was the architect of this beautiful building. Its a modern, 20th-century place of worship plus you can see the Medieval ruins of the building bombed in WWI1.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum - it has extensive and wide ranging collections which include Natural History, Archaeology and Social and industrial history.

Ashby Canal- Cruise this quiet canal which is steeped in history, taking you past the Battle of Bosworth to its terminus at Snarestone

Warwick- Cruise to Warwick and visit Warwick Castle which is a Medieval Castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Explore the Medieval towers and the Dungeons.

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Directions to Coventry Marina

Address : Coventry Basin Canal, St.Nicholas Street, Coventry. CV1 4LY

By Road : From the ring road, travelling anti-clockwise (with the city on your left) take the B4119 Foleshill Road following brown signs to the Canal Basin. Travelling clockwise (City on your right) you will pass under the footbridge with the Canal basin sign clearly visible, take the next turn left into the B4119 Foleshill Road. From the Foleshill Road, take the 1st left turn signposted to the Canal Basin , into Leicester Row, with the canal warehouses on your right, follow the road right into St Nicholas Street and we are on the right just past the pedestrian steps into the Canal basin.

By Rail : Coventry railway station is about a 5 minute taxi ride from Coventry Canal basin. For train times see , also plan your journey on the website

By Air : The closest airport is Birmingham International (10.5 miles) or East Midlands (30 miles). Direct train from Birmingham airport to Coventry with a 10 minutes journey. See and plan your journey on the website

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Accommodation : There are many hotels in Coventry- see or

Taxis : Allens taxis - 024 7655 5555 Lewis Taxis - 024 76 66 66 66 - Car Hire

Groceries : There is a Sainsburys in Trinity Street, and a Morrisons in Holyhead Rd in Coventry.

Bike Hire : Stratford Bike Hire- Tel 07711-776340