Some of the city’s oldest buildings to be transformed into tourist destination

Some of the city’s oldest buildings to be transformed into tourist destination.

Some of Coventry’s oldest buildings will soon be opened to the public – in an unusual way.

Normally, Coventry’s hidden gems are just that – hidden.

But an ambitious project will see many of these brought back to life, converting them into places to stay.

 

A £1.1 million project will see the restoration of the city’s Cook Street and Swanswell gates, and the Lychgate Cottages on Priory Row.

These will be restored and renovated, and according to planning documents, will be used as “short-term residential uses of a very high standard”.

In total, there will be six self-contained units at the historical sites for special occasion stays for both locals and tourists alike.

It is hoped that the project will be completed in time for Coventry’s year as the UK City of Culture in 2021.

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