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War Memorial Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT, UK

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About War Memorial Park

The War Memorial Park is a large park of about 48.5 hectares in southern Coventry, England. The park was opened in July 1921 as a tribute to the 2,587 Coventrians who died between 1914 and 1918 fighting in the First World War. The landscaped gardens and sports areas were created in the late-1920s and 1930s, and the most prominent structure in the park is the city's war memorial monument, built in 1927.


Attractions Near War Memorial Park

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum2.05km from War Memorial Park

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is a museum, art gallery, records archive, learning centre, media studio and creative arts facility on Jordan Well, Coventry, England. It is the perfect place to delve into Coventry’s history and engage with art and culture. The permanent galleries range from the Visual Arts to Social and Industrial History, Archaeology and Natural History – there is something for every visitor.

Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral2.12km from War Memorial Park

The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael, commonly known as Coventry Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Coventry and the Diocese of Coventry within the Church of England. The cathedral is located in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The current bishop is Christopher Cocksworth and the current dean is John Witcombe.

Coventry Transport Museum
Coventry Transport Museum2.28km from War Memorial Park

Coventry Transport Museum houses the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles on the planet and tells the story of a city which changed the world through transport. It houses the largest collection of British-made road transport held in public ownership. It is located in Coventry because the city was previously the centre of the British car industry and the birthplace of the bicycle. There are more than 240 cars and commercial vehicles, 100 motorcycles, 200 bicycles.

Coventry Canal Basin
Coventry Canal Basin2.44km from War Memorial Park

Coventry Canal Basin is the ideal place to start out on several fascinating art trail treks through picturesque countryside. The canal starts at Coventry Canal Basin. The basin was opened in 1769 and expanded in 1788. It is situated just north of Coventry City Centre and just outside the city's inner ring road. Many of the buildings and the site were restored between 1993 and 1995.

Lunt Roman Fort
Lunt Roman Fort2.77km from War Memorial Park

Lunt Roman Fort in Baginton was a Roman military camp created in around AD 60 or 61 to deal with the revolt of Boudica and/or its aftermath. It is open to the public and located in the village of Baginton on the south eastern outskirts of Coventry. The fort has now been fully excavated and partially reconstructed; the wooden gateway rebuild was led by archaeologist Margaret Rylatt, using the same tools and techniques that the military engineers of the Roman Army would have used.

Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre2.96km from War Memorial Park

Warwick Arts Centre was one of the largest multi-artform venues in the UK. It delivers a high quality, engaging, diverse programme of performing and visual arts, presented in world-class venues and spaces at the heart of the University of Warwick campus. Its complex comprises six spaces on the same site, including a concert hall, two theatres, a cinema, art gallery , Helen Martin Studio and conference room as well as hospitality suites, a café and bars.

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The West Midlands is a ceremonial county, metropolitan county, and combined authority area in west-central England. It was the second-most populous county in England after Greater London. Famous for so many attractive locations and also a unique location for a leisure trip.

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