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Regional Information

The University is located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry - 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the city centre - and on the border with Warwickshire.

Coventry CathedralCoventry

Coventry, linked to the campus by a regular bus service, is a busy manufacturing city (Jaguar, the Peugeot Motor Company) with a population of 300,000. Substantially rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War, it retains some medieval buildings and has a striking modern cathedral, designed by Sir Basil Spence.


Kenilworth, an attractive town only five kilometres from the University, is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon either in the busy high street or exploring one of England's most romantic and dramatic ruined castle, built in 1120.

Royal Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa, an elegant Regency town and home to many students, is 8 miles (13 kilometres) from campus. It offers a sophisticated charm rarely seen in other UK towns, with a wide choice of fine restuarants, cafes and shops. Riverside public gardens bloom in the centre of town opposite the historic Pump Room, where Queen Victoria drank the natural spring waters with their health-giving minerals in the 19th century.

Warwick CastleWarwick

Warwick, the historic and attractive county town, is dominated by its castle. Standing on a site first fortified one thousand years ago, the famous Warwick Castle is the finest medieval fortress in the country set in 24 hectares of grounds and gardens. Visitors can enjoy re-enactments of battles and gain a flavour of life from centuries ago with the resident band of fully costumed actors.


Stratford, famous the world over as the birthplace of Shakespeare, lies only 15 miles (24 kilometres) from campus. Here you can walk the streets where Shakespeare spent his childhood. Stratford also offers you the chance to take a trip by canal barge or rowing boat on the River Avon, which flows through the centre of the town. Evenings may be spent sampling traditional British hospitality on one of Stratford's many pubs and restuarants, or settling down to watch a play at one of the three Royal Shakespeare Company's theatres.


Birmingham, Britain's second city, whose attractions include the National Exhibition Centre (10 minutes by train from Coventry and one of the country's most popular concert venues), Symphony Hall (home to the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and excellent shopping facilities. Birmingham International Airport is a 20 minute journey from campus.

Even London is only 75 minutes away by train from Coventry, and the beautiful rolling hills of the Cotswolds just a short drive.