Coventry cathedral tower reopens

The tower at the top of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry is set to reopen after a renovation.

181 winding steps must be climbed to reach the top, but the elevation is said to boast some of the best views of Coventry across the city centre.

The tower at the Cathedral ruins was previously closed for refurbishment and will now reopen.

“I’m used to climbing mountains,” the Dean of Coventry, John Witcombe, said.

“It’s definitely worth it, there’s a great view down over the city.”

“Take it steady, nobody couldn’t do it,” he added.

The old cathedral was formerly St. Michael’s Church, constructed between the late 14th and early 15th century. The church was given cathedral status in 1918 before being bombed in the Blitz in November 1940.

It is the third highest cathedral spire in England at 90m.

Renovations were made at the base of the tower only, whilst the spire remains the same.

Opening times for the tower include 10am to 4pm on Monday to Saturdays, and 12pm to 3pm on Sundays.


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