This one-time centre of industry was heavily bombed during WWII, and walking round the Coventry of today you get glimpses of Coventry past. Coventry Cathedral is perhaps the most obvious example. Coventry Transport Museum is one of the city’s top attractions.
A famous castle and a prestigious university give the city of Warwick its historic edge. As well as visiting Warwick Castle go to St John’s Museum, the Collegiate Church of St Mary, and the Warwickshire Museum.
It’s hard not to get swept up by Shakespeare mania in this gorgeous Tudor town. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, the houses associated with his life, his grave at Holy Trinity Church, then go and see a play by the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company).