Coventry Local History Walks Offerings
Walks offered through "In Godiva's Footsteps" are outlined below. As lockdown restrictions have eased we are able to offer our guided walks to individuals and small groups (we only take up to 5 bookings per walk to meet social distancing requirements at present and walks need to be pre-booked via this site). Most of these walks will last for around 1 hour 30 minutes. Rates are £10 per person.
To book one of our walks and view dates and times offered go to our Book Online page.
The Bard. the Blitz and the Tudors A city centre walk taking in sites relevant to a Coventry family with strong links to William Shakespeare ,Tudor royalty and local government of the time, Learn about the connections with that family and the Coventry Blitz centuries later and the impact of the bombings on the city. Visit the sites of two of Coventry's Cathedrals - both destroyed during times of turmoil.
Meet outside Drapers Hall, Bayley Lane CV1 5RN Click here to check slots & Book Online
Canals, Coal, Cars and Cloth A look at the history of the Coventry Canal and the relationship between the waterways and local collieries, industry and energy generation in the city over two and a half centuries. A short flat walk around the Canal Basin.
Meet outside Playwrights Cafe, Coventry Canal Basin CV1 4LH Click Here to check slots & Book Online
Also returning soon:
Around the Goose Ford - Far Gosford Street - Ancient thoroughfare and crossing point into the city. A hive of industry, residential area and lively social gathering point over the centuries. Gosford Gate was an important part of the City's defences - with a history of denying Kings access!
Meet at FarGo Village Entrance, Far Gosford Street CV1 5ED
Ball Hill & Binley Road - A short flat walk in the streets around Ball Hill and Binley Road. This walk covers local music , sports and pastimes through the centuries and important sites in the development of local industry. Also times of social unrest are reflected in the areas history. Throw in an aborted medieval duel described by Shakespeare and you have the ingredients for an information packed walk!
Meet outside Coventry Music Museum (Ball Hill), Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED
Alternative local guided walks are also delivered by:
Established local guide Jo Phillips' Tourist2Local organisation. Upcoming walks can be booked through: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/tourist-2-local-17198024325
Roger Bailey is a blue badge tour guide offering walks in Coventry and wider across the midlands:
Paul Curtis (aka the "Deep Fact Friar" and "Town Crier") gives informative and entertaing walks including the medieval city wall: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TalkandWalkTours/events/