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Welcome to Coventry and Warwickshire. Home to a unique selection of internationally renowned family friendly attractions, popular cafes, bars and quirky restaurants guaranteed to delight and captivate in equal measure. Within an hour of London, Coventry is the beating heart of the UK visitor economy. From Cathedrals and Castles to Shakespeare and Godiva, we have legends, stories and history that is unrivalled and unmatched.

Coventry has a colourful, rich past, documented across a thousand years of fascinating history.

From pioneering global discoveries to devastating world war, from being recognised as the world centre for peace and reconciliation to a city renowned for its manufacturing prowess, Coventry was the powerhouse of creation in the UK for centuries. Today, along with investing millions of pounds into it's infrastructure and public spaces, Coventry has retained over 400 listed buildings, including Coventry Cathedral, which provide examples of some of the most spectacular architecture in the country. Coventry has played a part in many conflicts over the centuries, most notably was the night of 14th November 1940, when 400 German bombers ‘blitzed’ the city of Coventry during the Second World War with a concentrated incendiary attack. The resulting impact of such a devastating air raid reduced a large proportion of the city’s factories, religious buildings and houses to rubble. Lady Godiva rode horseback naked through our city whilst celebrities such as Pete Waterman, singer Paul King and actor Clive Owen were born here.

As you would expect from a major city, Coventry is well served with all local amenities and public transport, and is within easy reach of all major motorway networks, located as it is in the heart of the West Midlands. Coventry offers a fantastic buy to let market boasting two universities along with a superb first time buyer market right through to the executive end of the market place

A two bedroom city flat will start from around £110,000 whilst a four bedroom detached will generally start at around £220,000, dependent on area, condition etc.

Neil, branch director at Reeds Rains Coventry says: "Coventry is one of the biggest cities in the country and can compliment most lifestyles whilst only being an hour on the train from London and minutes to Birmingham International Airport, it offers a great lifestyle."