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St. Mary's Guildhall
Ranked #3 of 84 things to do in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent medieval interiors, and fine artworks the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. Once a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, and even a playhouse where Shakespeare is thought to have performed, the Guildhall provides a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city. St. Mary's Guildhall also offers a memorable venue for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty, good value snacks and refreshments.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

It's just wonderful to see pieces of history and just walk around in the footsteps of generations. Beautiful

Thank gerifc
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"mary queen of scots"
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"main hall"
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"medieval building"
in 11 reviews
"guild hall"
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"wedding reception"
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"lovely old building"
in 7 reviews
"ante room"
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"stair lift"
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"upper rooms"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 28 reviews
"daughters wedding"
in 3 reviews
"wedding venue"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
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"open to the public"
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"little gem"
in 9 reviews
"wander around"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Glad this little gem is open again, albeit for a few months. The light was lovely today and the windows were spectacular. I took my woolly folk (James the cheeky Monk and Lady Godiva) along too and the staff helped stage some photos with them. I managed the spiral staircase but not the ante room as the angle is a little tricky for me! If you are in the area and it is open, it is well worth popping in. Stair lift is available to the main floor.

Thank AndreaJ70
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful architecture - it's like walking through time. It is good to see that not all of Coventry was bombed completely during the blitz. It reminds me of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth.

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

A organisation I am part of held a AGM here and it was a beautiful venue the building is stunning and right near the cathedral it has a bar and great size hall with beautiful architectural features.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

In the heart of Coventry city centre and A look back in time A Must if your in Coventry so close to the bus station happy days

2  Thank milopaul33
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