Culture & Tourism
Coventry and Warwickshire is home to a wealth of tourism and culture sites, from sports to Shakespeare and castles to cars.
The area boasts the world renowned Coventry Cathedral, as well as the Herbert Art Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre and the Belgrade Theatre. The Olympic venue Ricoh Arena plays host to sports events, concerts and conferences year-round.
Stratford-upon-Avon receives more than 5 million visitors per year from all over the world thanks to attractions like the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and its status as Shakespeare’s birthplace.
Even more history is on offer thanks to our two medieval castles in Kenilworth and Warwick, but there are modern draws too: both the Coventry Transport Museum and the British Motor Museum in Gaydon reflect our proud motoring heritage.
Maintaining and growing our cultural and tourism assets is a priority for Coventry and Warwickshire LEP - these attractions generate a significant contribution to our local economy and further help to make Coventry and Warwickshire a desirable place in which to live, work and study. With such a wealth of attractions on offer, we are confident in our ambitions to make Coventry the UK City of Culture in 2021.
City of Culture is a key ambition for the region and plans are well underway. You can keep up to date with developments and progress on the Coventry 2021 website.Visit the site