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Built in 1931 on he designs of the noted architect Henry Paley, St Barbara's Church, Earlsdon, is one of England's only three Anglican churches to be dedicated to St. Barbara. Although the church is replete with nuanced details and beautiful ornamentations, it was in actuality left incomplete due to a lack of funds. Despite this, the church is undeniably beautiful and has a comforting charm. This active parish church forms a part of the Diocese of Coventry, and holds regular religious services while extending its support to a number of groups aimed to encourage the welfare of the community.
Coventry Skydome Arena is a 3,000 seat venue, which hosts concerts and other large-scale performances, and is home to the Coventry Blaze hockey team. On its off time, families love to come here to take ice skating lessons and play hockey. Check the website for schedule information.
New to the University of Warwick, this well-equipped athletics track is open to the public all throughout the week. The track sports 8 lanes and the brand new flood lights ensure runners can push themselves well past sundown. The facility is open for general use but is also available for club and school hire. Be sure to check out the website for notices on vacation hours or when the track is reserved.
Standing tall and proud as a symbol of strength and perseverance, the Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, has a history that stretches all the way back to the 12th Century. However, all that remains of the original church building is the North porch. The existing structure was largely built in the 13th Century, and is home to a number of beautiful artifacts and architectural details. Although the church walls were once covered with paintings intended to help illiterate parishioners to understand the Bible, the only remnant of these medieval paintings is a fine depiction of the Last Judgement which can be found above the tower arch. Although an undeniably beautiful church, what makes it truly amazing is the story behind its survival of the devastating raid which took place on November 14, 1940. Still active today, the Holy Trinity Church of Coventry continues to guide its congregation and serves as an inspiration to the city as a whole.
Coventry railway station is located on the Birmingham Loop off the West Coast Mainline, and features a junction with an intersection of Nuneaton and Leamington lines. The station offers the PlusBus scheme, in which train tickets can be purchased along with bus tickets at a cheaper rate. The station - constructed in the year 1838 - has witnessed a significant amount of modification and development since its conception. Currently, the station boasts of local as well as long distance services and 4 spacious platforms, and is frequented by a whopping 5.6 million passengers every year.
Coventry Sports & Leisure Centre is a great getaway for the family, providing entertainment and activities for all ages. Part of the Coventry Sports Trust, a local non-profit formed to promote healthy living for the people of Coventry, this swimming Mecca stays true to that hallmark. Boasting an Olympic-sized pool and a wading pool for youngsters, this location is sure to provide fun for everyone in the family. For those new to the aquatic arts, the center also provides group lessons for juniors and adults. The Centre also provides numerous "splash" styled birthday bashes for those celebrating their special day. Prices range for all the activities and discounts are available for juniors and seniors. For schedules and further information, call or check the website.
Known for offering excellent academic courses, The University of Warwick has set a benchmark in imparting knowledge. The university welcomes several international students every year and aims at preparing and presenting the best professionals to the world. This university has four faculties namely Arts, Science, Social Science and Medicine with a highly qualified staff. The undergraduate and post graduate programmes offer the students a wide selection of courses, which they can pursue and specialize in. To know more about this university, please check the website.
Located within the Packington Estate, St James' Church is a private chapel that was erected in 1789 to commemorate King George III's recovery from insanity. Rather unusual in design, the church has a square plan with a turret at each corner each topped with a finial. This neo-classical style building has retained much of its original appearance across the years and has been designated a Grade I listed heritage building. While the church itself is well worth the visit, contained within is a rare specimen of an 18th-century organ, constructed in 1749 by Handel. Occasional services are events are held at the church, however it does not belong to any parish. Visitors are welcome, however the church can only be accessed by prior arrangement so be sure to contact the estate office before planning a visit,
The Packington Hall stands tall amidst the lush greenery of a 300 acre (121.4 hectares) park. Built in the 17th century, this mansion was designed in Palladian Style by architect Joseph Bonomi. The adjoining lavish park, which houses the fisheries and a golf course, was designed by Capability Brown and was initially a part of the forest of Arden. The hall is located against the lush green background with a small stream flowing nearby. It is currently the seat of the Earl of Aylesford. The surrounding quietness and beauty of the place makes it an apt venue to host any private dinners. The mansion is a private property and is not open to the public. However, it is given out on rent for conference and dinner facilities. There is an older mansion nearby called the Packington Old Hall which is also a landmark.
Built in the 1100s, the church of St. Mary Magdalene is the city's oldest building, and still boasts much of its original Norman architectural features. Inside you will find a number of rare treasures, including the stone font which was fabricated from a single block, a 15th-century wall painting, and some fine 19th-cenury stained glass windows. With so many delightful features housed within this little church, St Mary's still maintains an air of welcoming warmth as it continues to serve its congregation the community as a whole.
The Allan Higgs Centre provides facilities for many different types of sporting and leisure activities. It is home to the Coventry City Football Clubs Academy and has four football pitches, one of which is indoor. Besides football, the Centre also houses a fitness studio, dance studio, sauna, steam and relaxation rooms, play area for children, skate park, function room, cafe and classrooms. The land surrounding the Allan Higgs Centre is a unique habitat some of which have been turned into gardens, orchards and composting areas.
St Nicholas' Church in Kenilworth is a beautiful church with amazing architecture. The church is situated amidst picturesque surroundings that add to the beauty of the place. The church has been an active place of worship for over 700 years and it was visited by Queen Elizabeth I. The church has a Sunday school for kids and has many other services and activities which are dedicated to serving the community. For more details, please visit the website.