Saturday, August 10, 2019

Coventry and Warwick Castle

The next day, we went to Coventry to see the cathedral. The original cathedral had been bombed in 1940 and they have very carefully incorporated the ruins into the entrance to the new modern cathedral. We were so lucky that Mary was available to give us a tour. She was so knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the history of the ancient cathedral and about the design for the new one. We were especially impressed with the church's emphasis on reconciliation and peace.

 We discovered a cafe in the church and had a delicious high tea for lunch!
 After lunch we noticed a display of Japanese embroidery being put up to coincide with remembering the bombings in Japan in WW2. They were amazing.

 In the afternoon we went to Warwick Castle. It was very crowded but was interesting, though not as good as some others we have visited.

 We also wandered around the town of Warwick too.

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