Walks around Coventry & Warwickshire

Walks around Coventry - Jacobean Hotel


The West Midlands is home to several picturesque spots; its quaint towns and sprawling countryside make them an excellent destination for a family or couple getaway. The Jacobean Hotel is a fantastic focal point with conveniently distanced walks accessible by foot or a small drive away.


Coundon Wedge

The Jacobean Hotel is a stones throw away from the Coundon Wedge, accessible from various points turning either left or right when exiting the hotel. The Coundon Wedge itself is a large walk, with fields upon fields of exploration and wildlife. There is also another popular walk which begins here, at The Jacobean hotel, where you can turn right out of the hotel and venture towards Allesley Village where you can loop back and direct into Allesley Park. Within Allesley park there are various entrances back into the Coundon Wedge where you will eventually arrive back at The Jacobean Hotel. For the most part, they are all largely sign posted, and when in doubt, you could always ask someone for directions or simply use apple maps!

Allesley Park

Allesley Park is a 15-minute walk away from The Jacobean Hotel, and a 5-minute drive, with car parking available at Allesley Hall Drive, CV5 9AD. You could always take a walk through Allesley Village and admire the Norman dated houses and buildings before turning into the entrance of Allesley Park, which begins at the green bridge. You will find a Gated Walled Garden along a winding path when walking around its entirety, which was formed in 1997 to recreate a kitchen garden as it might have looked 235 years ago when John Neale, Lord of the Manor and owner of Allesley Hall started to grow his own vegetables, fruit and flowers. The park itself was established as a deer park in the 13th Century and a manor house was built in 1660.

Coventry Cathedral

We are conveniently situated 1.5miles away from Coventry Cathedral, which is just a 10 minute drive away. The X1 Bus route can be found directly outside of the hotel, which takes you directly into Coventry City Centre within 10 minutes. Coventry Cathedral is most known for it’s ruin due to being blitzed in November 1940 in World War Two. Shortly after the destruction, the Cathedral stonemason, Jock Forbes, noticed that two of the roof timbers had fallen in the shape of a cross, he set them up in the ruins where they were later placed on an altar of rubble with the moving words ‘Father Forgive’ inscribed on the wall. The spire of the Cathedral rises to 90m which makes it the tallest structure in Coventry.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Located directly opposite the Cathedral, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum presents both modern and classic works of art. The main rooms in this small but fascinating museum are dedicated to Lady Godiva and the Coventry Blitz, while other rooms feature rotating exhibitions or non-themed collections of paintings and artwork. With free entry and an on-site cafe from which to get refreshments, this small city-centre art gallery is well worth popping into.

St Mary's Guildhall

Still actively hosting receptions and functions in the area, St. Mary's Guildhall is another worthy spot to visit while enjoying an afternoon in central Coventry. This location is notable for its architecture, with the main hall boasting remarkably high ceilings and the upper rooms displaying the low doorways and steep staircases typical of medieval buildings. It was built between 1340 and 1342, and greatly altered in 1460. Being located in the City Centre of Coventry, it is easily accessible by foot, bus or a short ten-minute drive.

Kenilworth Castle

The Jacobean Hotel sits 8 miles from Kenilworth Castle, which is an 18-minute drive away with parking available on site. The Castle is located in the Town of Warwick, England, built from Norman to Tudor times around the 1120’s. Once the home for Queen Elizabeth I, the castle sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking sprawling fields. The Castle is a highly recommended day trip for couples and families staying at The Jacobean Hotel.


Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is located 10 miles from The Jacobean Hotel and is just over a 20-minute drive away. It was originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068, situated near the River Avon, in the town of Warwick, in Warwickshire. There are paid tours and events which can be booked online. Alternatively, you can walk around without admission fees, visiting the castle courtyard and the old stables where you can also access the café and restrooms.


Stoneleigh Abbey

Located 8.5 miles from The Jacobean Hotel, and easily accessible by car, Stoneleigh Abbey is highly recommended by locals for not only an afternoon tea, but also a tour of the house itself. While nothing much remains of the original abbey, the adjacent house still makes for a fascinating glimpse into the time period, bolstered by historical connections to Jane Austen and other prominent figures. The guided tour of the house, performed by period-clad guides, is also highly recommended. Alternatively, a peaceful stroll through the fields and along the river, topping off your day with cream tea and scones at the in-house eatery.


National Trust - Baddesley Clinton

You’ll find the beautiful, moated house ‘Baddesley Clinton’, situated around 9 miles away from the Jacobean Hotel, in the village of Baddesley, Warwickshire. Originating from the 13th Century. Guided tours are available, where the insightful tour guides will go into the huge amount of history behind the house; Interesting parts include a small ornate Roman Catholic chapel. The interiors of the house are kept fairly dark to preserve the paintings and tapestries.




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