Steeped in history and heritage, Coventry was an old English capital in the fifteenth century. Historic Spon Street in the centre is best seen on foot, so car hire is not necessary at first. This medieval street is not only special because of its rich heritage, but also due to its lucky escape from aerial bombing during World War II. A number of restoration projects make it a must see for anyone interested in old timber-framed buildings. Times that are more modern are a theme at Coventry Transport Museum - or for culture lovers, why not see the nearby Herbert Art Gallery and museum? Here, eclectic displays and local history collections complement temporary art shows and exhibitions. St. Mary's Hall dates back to 1340 and nearby rebuilt Coventry Cathedral still contains medieval ruins inside.
The Music Museum features nostalgia from the seventies and eighties. For those with itchy feet, once car hire is organized it is easy to explore more. North of Coventry city centre and just off the A444 on Phoenix Way is the Ricoh Arena; this modern football and rugby stadium is also an exhibition and conference centre. Heading southwards with your hire car from Coventry is Ryton Pools Country Park, with around a hundred acres of lakes, woodland and grassland - including walking and cycling trails. For outdoor lovers, Charlecote Park also offers woodland and riverside walks. Alternatively, for aviation enthusiasts, the Midland Air museum presents more than forty aeroplane and helicopter exhibits and can be found next to Coventry Airport, near the village of Baginton.
Baddesley Clinton is south west from Coventry and is easily reached with car hire. Situated just north of Warwick, it is billed as one of the best moated manor houses in England - certainly, it is in a beautiful setting and has first-rate period gardens. Swans float gracefully around the island on which the manor house stands. The nearby town of Warwick is home to a majestic castle, on the banks of the River Avon that runs below it. The castle has fascinating interior displays and merits a generous half day excursion to see it properly. Finally, another interesting trip with car hire is Arbury Hall, near Nuneaton; this Grade I listed Elizabethan house is built on the site of a twelfth century Augustinian Priory and has beautiful gardens.
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