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


In Godiva's Footsteps

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


Guiding You

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


Coventry Peace Trail

Available as a self-guided tour online and as a printed booklet - also occasional guided walking tours.


Ghost Dimension UK

Including: Haunted Museum and Studio Tour, Ultimate Ghost Tour and Haunted Location, Night Time Ghost Tour


Curious About Coventry (self-guided walks)

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


University of Warwick

Including: Follow that Hare Art Trail


Talking Birds

Including: Walk with Me Guided Tour


Blue Badge Guided Tours

Roger Bailey as a full-time professional Heart of England tourist guide, offers a range of private guided walking and coach tours for prebooked groups, which include Coventry.


Coventry Young Explorer's Discovery Trail

Pick up your free explorer’s trail from either the Coventry Tourist Information Centre (located inside the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum) or Coventry Cathedral.


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