Coventry Trails

Walk in the footsteps of musicians, artists, rebels and activists. Explore the haunts of poets, writers and stars of stage and screen. Uncover the very beating heart of the city. 

At your own pace, under your own steam, we invite you to discover the sites of interest, the levels and layers which have made Coventry the fascinating city it is today.

Featuring: The Best in 20th Century Architecture, The Beating Heart of the City inventions trail, A Real Page Turner literature tour, Cov on Screen, a historical If These Medieval Walls Could Talk, The Tale of 2-Tone and the Alive After Five cocktail trail. 

Follow the routes at the end of the guide and don’t forget to check websites under the maps for opening times if you want to see inside the buildings. Whichever trail you choose, you can be sure of a fascinating feature at every turn.

All available in the book of trails below, collect in person for FREE at attractions around the city and at the Tourist Information Centre.

Don’t let the trails stop there, go beyond the book and sign up for a walking tour around the city with any of the tour operators below

Tourist 2 Local & Hideous History Tours 

Including: Bodysnatchers – The Resurrection Tour, Death & Darkness, Creepy Hallow, Executions & Hanging, Haunted Horror, Hideous History Mary Ball Talk, Time Gone By Ghost Walk, Anti-clockwise Ghost Walk, Watch Museum After Dark, Medieval Spon Street Tour, April 1941 Forgotten Air Raids, Unknown Tour, Ramble Around Radford

Tourist 2 Local & Hideous History Website

Godivas Footsteps

Including: Around the Goose Ford, A Thousand Years of History, Canals, Coal, Cars and Cloth, Ball Hill & Binley Road

Godivas Footsteps Website

Paul Curtis Walking Tours

Including: 1000 Year History Winter Walk around Coventry’s Historic walls & gates, The Longest Day in History Guided Tour with Town Crier, Tudor Tour of Coventry, The Great Elephant Hunt, 1300 Years History Walk with Search for Lady Godiva

Paul Curtis Eventbrite

Guiding You

Including: Coventry Blitz Walking Tour Experience with Blue Badge Guide, Ghost Walks

Guiding You Website

Ghosts Unlimited

Including: Berkswell Haunted Woods Ghost Adventure, Coventry Ghost Hour, Coventry Paranormal Ghost Tour

Ghosts Unlimited Facebook

Curious About Coventry (self-guided walks)

Including: Two self-guided heritage walks (Canal Basin to Cathedrals and Cathedral to Gardens)

Curious About Coventry Website

University of Warwick

Including: Follow that Hare Art Trail

Follow that Hare Webpage

Talking Birds

Including: Walk with Me Guided Tour

Walk with Me Webpage


Do you run a trail in the city that isn’t included on this list? Let us know by emailing and we’ll add you to this page.

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