From Galloping Godiva to the medieval textile trade, Coventry has made quite an impact on the UK and it continues to have much to offer those visiting on a spa break.
The city is credited with being the birthplace of the UK’s car industry as the first Coventry Daimler was produced there in 1897. It retains hints of its medieval architecture, has one of the most famous cathedrals in the country (now a ruin courtesy of heavy bombing in the Second World War), and has been a major centre of pilgrimage. It was even the inspiration for George Eliot’s most famous novel Middlemarch.
All of this gives you a sense of how much there is to explore on a day or weekend spa break in Coventry and the surrounding area. A wonderful fusion of old and new, top attractions in Coventry include Kenilworth Castle, which was created to impress Elizabeth I, the ruined cathedral, the Coventry Transport Museum or The National Motorcycle Museum, a stroll around the National Trust’s Baddesley Clinton or a visit to the wildlife habitats at Ryton Pools. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, from bars and restaurants to live music and cocktail lounges. There is a strong student population as well thanks to the university.
Spa days and breaks in and around the area offer you the chance to explore the city centre but also relax and unwind. For example, Mercure Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa is family friendly and has plenty of space for friends to enjoy quality time together. Best Western Plus Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club & Spa is a wonderful place for small groups, and PURE Spa and Beauty - Coventry is perfect for a day of pampering followed by a night out.