This Midlands city and its surroundings are a fascinating
blend of history and myth, industry and culture. Stay in the Macdonald
Ansty Hall near Coventry and you can fill your days with
variety. Transport is a good theme. Begin perhaps with the famous
Lady Godiva who reputedly rode her horse naked through the town.
Today, you can retrace her hoofsteps on a tour led by Coventry's
modern-day Lady Godiva.
Car lovers should make a beeline for the Heritage Motor Centre
at Gaydon, 65 acres housing the largest collection of British-made
cars in the world. Jag fans will find the Jaguar Daimler Heritage
Trust museum equaling fascinating.
Moving to aircraft, the Midland Air Museum at Coventry airport
emphasises the genius of local engineer Sir Frank Whittle, designer
of the first jet engine. Another highly inventive mind can be
explored at nearby Stratford-upon-Avon, historic market town and
birthplace of the world's greatest playwright, William