Coventry Visitor information
University of Warwick in Coventry: the campus
The Warwick campus is built on 700 acres of parkland half an hour’s walk from Coventry city centre, with excellent road and motorway access. Residential, teaching and administrative buildings are surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods. It should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, they do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with. We will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.
Dates of University of Warwick academic vacations
Rooms are available during the academic vacations.
Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer 2009: mid-June to late-September
Christmas: early-December to mid-January
Coventry visitor attractions
Coventry is a city in the Heart of England, rich in culture and heritage and surrounded by breathtaking Warwickshire countryside. It offers a wealth of museums and galleries as well as a world famous cathedral, one of England's finest medieval guildhalls and a museum holding the world's largest display of British road transport.
Coventry is also a place where visitors can relax and enjoy excellent shopping facilities, a bustling bar and restaurant scene and a variety of entertainment venues.
Coventry Cathedral, one of the newer cathedrals in the world, was built following the World War II bombing of the ancient cathedral. Coventry Transport Museum is also a noteworthy attraction, housing the largest collection of British-made road vehicles in the world. Coventry Toy Museum is housed in Whitefriars Gate which was built in 1352. It contains a wonderful collection of toys dating from 1740 to 1952.
Getting to Coventry
By road: Coventry & Warwickshire is easily accessible from the National Motorway Network that bisects the region - M6, M40, M42, M5, M69; with the A45 and the A46 being the main arterial roads into the city and its region.
By rail: Coventry is on the Main West Coast Line, being serviced by regular train services seven days a week; networking it with other major towns and cities. Regular and frequent trains run to and from London and there is also an extensive timetable of local trains linking to other regional towns. National Rail Enquiry Service (24 hours)
Tel +44 (0)8457 484950; http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Bus and Coach: National Express runs services to the region from all round the country; call their hotline for more information. National Express Booking Hotline 08705 808080; http://www.nationalexpress.com
By Air: Coventry Airport is approximately 5 miles from central Coventry; Birmingham International Airport is approximately 10 miles away from central Coventry.