Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the centre of England. It was the capital of England more than once in the 15th century when the seat of Government was held in Coventry. Coventry's heritage includes the Roman Fort at Baginton, Lady Godiva, St Mary's Guildhall (where kings and queens were entertained) and three cathedrals.

Godiva, known as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked – only covered in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.
Total distance 2.3 miles.  Total walk time 50min.
From Coventry railway station head into Station Square, turn left into Eaton Road then left toward Warwick Road. Turn right into Warwick Rd and follow it round and back to the other side and turn rt into Grosvenor road. Turn left into Queens road. Follow Qheens road to the Aardvark. 14min. The roads around the station are being changed so if in doubt please ask for directions to the Aardvark.  12 min.

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Aardvark CoventryThe Aardvark. 1-2 The Butts, CV1 3GR
|| Monday - Thursday  1100 - 0200 || Friday  0800 - 0200 || Saturday  0800 - 0000 || Sunday 1100 - 0000
Marston's Pedigree, Sharp's Doom Bar,  Wychwood Hobgoblin,  2 changing beers. Huge pub, aimed mainly at students with cheap food and plenty of tv sport.

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Turn left out of the pub into Hertford Place. Follow Hertford Place untill you see the overhead Ringway Queens flyover ahead. Bear slightly left to cross the roads underneath using the crossing. On the other side turn left and follow the path to Croft Road. Turn right into Croft Road and cross over and walk up with IKEA on your right. Keep walking in the same direction with the car park on your right and the Odeon on your left to soon reach Spon Street. Turn right into Spon Street and the Old Windmill will be on your right. 9min

The Old Windmill

Old Windmill Coventry22-23 Spon Street, CV1 3BA
A wonderful old pub not to be missed with little rooms all over the place. A good range of well kept ales. CAMRA Pub of The Year in 2015
RCH Old Slug Porter, Sharp's Doom Bar, Theakston Old Peculier, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wychwood Hobgoblin, 2 changing beers.
Pork pies are generally available.Free Wifi. Open 3-11.30 Mon; 12-11.30 Tue-Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11.30 Sun.


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Continue along Spon Street (right out of the front of the pub) and turn left into Corporation Street. Soon turn left into Hill Street and walk to the top of the gentle hill. The Gatehouse is on your right. 5min.

Gatehouse CoventryNext is the Gatehouse Tavern

44-46 Hill St,  CV1 4AN
11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-11.30 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun  
Free wi-fi available. This pub serves 7 changing beers sourced from local breweries. Pub Garden
Food 11-2, 6-9 Mon-Fri; 11-4, 6-9 Sat

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Retrace your steps back down Hill street to turn second left into Bond Street to the Town Wall Tavern. 3min

The Town Wall Tavern

Town Wall Tavern Coventry
Bond Street  CV1 4AH
12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-10 Sun  Free Wifi
Look out for the 'Donkey Box', a small snug at the front which is just big enough to hold a donkey.
Adnams Broadside, Adnams Southwold Bitter, Draught Bass, Jennings Sneck Lifter, 3 changing beers
Food Times  12-8 Tue-Sat; 12-4 Sun
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Turn right out of the pub and at once right again into the srvice road that runs to behind the pub. You will see a narrow alley leading off in the same direction and you will soon come out in Corporation Street. Cross over into the road opposite, also called Corporation Street, and I would ask for directions to the statue. You will then get the shortest route.  8min

Lady Godiva Coventry

Lady Godiva Broadgate
Take a look at the statue and the clock that animates on the hour. The market stalls nearby feature foods from many parts of the world.

Lady Godiva, the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, reportedly rode naked around the city in a bid to get her husband to reduce taxes in the 11th Century. Only one person watched her:- PEEPING TOM

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From the statue walk along Broadgate, turn right then left towards the High Street. Turn right into Greyfriars Lane and soon turn left to stay on Greyfriars Lane.  5min

The Squirrel

Squirrel Coventry

 Greyfriars Lane CV1 2GY
11-11; 11-midnight Fri; 11-1am Sat; closed Sun
 Free Wifi.  Lunchtime Meals  Pub Garden  2 changing beers.
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To get back to the railway station:-  Continue along Greyfriars lane (left) and turn left into New Union Street. Turn right onto Friars' Rd, Turn left onto St Patrick's Rd, Take the pedestrian overpass, Turn right onto Park Rd, Turn left onto Station Square, Turn left to stay on Station Square, Slight left toCoventry Rail Station.  9min

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