Coventry Leicester Train
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The city of Coventry's Cathedral is perhaps one of the city's most famous landmarks. It is one of the newest cathedrals in the United Kingdom having been built in 1962. The construction was necessary following the destruction of the previous 14th century cathedral of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe in 1940 during the Second World War.
Coventry is located roughly 100 miles to the north west of London, 20 miles to the south east of Birmingham and 25 miles to the south west of Leicester. The city is home to the University of Warwick which is a short distance from the city centre, and Coventry University which is located in the city centre.
During the early 19th century the city was well-known due to author George Eliot (whose real name was Mary Ann Evans) who was born near Nuneaton. The city was the model for her famous novel Middlemarch. Coventry is also home to poet Philip Larkin who was born and brought up in the city. In more recent times Coventry is recognised for its range of music events including one of the UK's foremost international jazz programmes, the Coventry Jazz Festival, and the award-winning Godiva Festival.
Located in the county of Leicestershire, the city of Leicester is a modern city, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, and offers something of interest for all ages. The city has lots of things to see and do, with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Shopping Centre and the National Space Centre, a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, renowned museums and galleries, a range of cuisines and areas of natural beauty. Alternatively enjoy a family day out at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see including many endangered animals and native species. Snibston Discovery Museum at Coalville offers a day out for all the family - look out for the colliery tours and special event days when the trains are running. The Great Central Railway is the United Kingdom’s only double track, main line heritage railway and Teddy Bear Picnics regularly take place throughout the summer along with other special events. Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily accessible to explore. Our central location in the Midlands, makes it easy to get to from all directions. Leicester is just an hour away from London by train.