Self-guided Walking Tour

The tour is designed to unearth Coventry's medieval treasures – the beautiful buildings that can still be seen within the urban landscape and those long since lost but evocatively captured in watercolour paintings and line drawings from the Herbert's rarely seen art collection

Butcher Row c. 1900

Coventry Cathedral c. 1935

Coventry Cathedral now

Trinity Street, formerly Butcher Row

Taking you to a number of Waypoints around the city, the tour will:

present 'then' and 'now' images to reveal the medieval streets and buildings


give a glimpse of what Coventry was like during the Middle Ages


introduce the people associated with the city – from townsfolk and merchants to noblemen and royalty and everyone in between!


tell the story of how Coventry became an important royal residence for King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou in the 1450s


reveal some of the medieval artefacts recently discovered by archaeologists


encourage you to deepen and enrich your knowledge of medieval Coventry by spending time in the places seen or referred to on the tour: The Herbert's medieval gallery, St Michaels (Coventry Cathedral ruins), St Mary's  Guildhall, Holy Trinity Church, the Priory Centre, the Priory Undercrofts, Far Gosford  Street and Charterhouse.



It will be available later in the year as a smartphone app using a multimedia narrative and also as a downloadable leaflet.


If you'd like to know more, please email for further information.


The website is still in beta stage.

These projects are being brought together

in partnership with Culture Coventry