A Book of Trails


Coventry’s City of Culture team have published a new booklet to promote the city’s heritage and culture. The 26 page document includes a whole host of city centre trails, including:

  • Coventry Uncovered: Roger Bailey’s trail of the interesting and strange features of the city centre.
  • If medieval walls could talk: Medieval Coventry’s trail around the city’s medieval masterpieces.
  • The best in 20th Century Architecture: our Chairman Paul Maddocks’ tour of some of the city’s post-war architecture.
  • Industry – the Beating Heart of the City: Our member Eleanor Nesbit’s trail of the historic industry that made Coventry what it is today.
  • Amazing Art and Sculpture: Another of Paul Maddocks’ trails – this time our Public Art trail.
  • Guided walks: Details of four walks that can be taken with the expertise of a guide, including Roger Bailey’s Coventry Uncovered, the Coventry Ambassadors Welcome Tour, Pru Poretta’s Lady Godiva tour and Grapevine’s Connecting for Good, walk and talk.
  • Actors and Authors – A Real Page Turner: Eleanor Nesbit’s tour of Coventry’s literary and dramatic heritage.
  • The Tale of 2-Tone: Peter Chambers’ tour of Coventry’s most famous musical genre.
  • Coventry on Screen: a tour of the Coventry sites that feature on the big screen and the small.
  • Alive After five: some of the bars and restaurants in the city centre.
  • The world in a mile: a multi-cultural tour of Foleshill, one of the city’s most energetic neighbourhoods.

The booklet also includes three maps which outline all the tours mentioned in it.

This is a fabulous resource and is completely free. It is available from local information centres and can be read or downloaded here.

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