Still in Coventry over the summer? Discover these top places!
As Coventry is in the centre of England, it’s the perfect base to explore the rest of the UK and what it has to offer. Pool Meadow bus station is located in the centre of town and you can get some great deals on the National Express and MegaBus to all over the UK. The train station is really well connected too with cross country lines going straight through Coventry. So if you want a road trip without the hassle or a day out, you can easily explore scenic Warwickshire and the towns nearby and beyond. If you still have your accommodation and you’re staying in Coventry for a while, why not check out some top places in the UK this summer.
The Cotswolds spans over various towns covering almost 800 miles running through five counties (Oxfordshire,Warwickshire, Witshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire) and is a beautiful part of England to explore. Picturesque postcard towns with rolling hills and winding streams peppered with Cotswolds stone houses, tea rooms and quaint shops and restaurants. The train to Cheltenham takes just over an hour from Coventry and is a great place to explore top high street stores, independent shops and markets along with Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon.
WIth it only being an hour on the train from Coventry and with Megabus tickets for as little as £7 it would be rude not to have a cheeky little day out in the capital. Explore the markets of Camden, Portobello Road and hang out in hipster Shoreditch. Or take in the sights and have a mooch around Westminster and Liz’s place.
England’s second city is only 20 minutes on the train from Coventry and has so many places to eat out, shop and explore. Plus, the world’s biggest Primark is there so you can easily do a big shopping haul there for summer clothes. Plus, who doesn’t love a cafe on every floor when they shop?
Bit further afield but the trip will be worth it! The Lake District is a popular holiday destination as it’s complete with lush greenery, forests with a backdrop of mountains and of course lakes with Lake Windermere being the largest natural lake. There’s no wonder famous poets have written amazing poems here. If you’re feeling reflective and want tranquil this is a great place to go. However, the Lake District is also brimming with activity - water sports and outdoor activities.
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