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Coventry Local History Walks Offerings

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Guided walks will resume in the spring of 2023. Private group bookings available for a date and time to suit during February /March - contact Phil at for details.  Each walk is a stroll on level ground and will last for around 1 hour 15  minutes costing £12.50 per person. Online booking only -  book here 


The Bard. the Blitz and the Tudors


A city centre walk taking in sites relevant to a Coventry family with links to William Shakespeare ,Tudor royalty and local government, Hear about  connections with  the Coventry Blitz centuries later and the impact of the bombings. Visit the sites of two of Coventry's Cathedrals - both destroyed during times of turmoil.

Meet outside Drapers Hall, Bayley Lane CV1 5RN  

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   

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   


A Literary City




A stroll around Coventry City Centre exploring  links with some of the literary "greats" - hear about Coventry's influences on the works of Shakespeare, Tennyson, George Eliot, Larkin and others through the ages.

Meet next to Godiva statue, Broadgate 

Ball Hill & Binley Road - Bombers, Banishment, Gallops and Gallows




A walk in the streets around  Ball Hill and Binley Road covering local music , sports and pastimes  and important sites in the development of local industry. Times of social unrest are reflected  in the area's 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 

Also see for more offerings from Coventry's independent tour guides.


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