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Cook Street Gate

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Cook Street Gate is one of only two surviving 14th century gatehouses of an original twelve that once punctuated Coventry’s medieval city wall. Today, Swanswell Gate and Cook Street Gate stand in the city centre, separated by one of the last surviving sections of medieval city wall and surrounded by Lady Herbert’s Garden. The gates are Grade I listed and have recently been brought back into use by Historic Coventry Trust. Both buildings have been fully restored, with each gate being adapted into unique holiday accommodation in a modern style.

Cook Street Gate can be found at the very top of Lady Herbert's Garden and looks out across Chauntry Place. The gate was built around 1385 and presented to the city by W.F Wyley in 1913. If you look at the top of the gates you may notice that the battlements look like they have been restored or added recently - in fact these were built around 1931-32. As you pass through the gate, if you look up, you will see an exquisite wooden carving of the Coventry emblem inside.

As well as being available for a unique stay in a fairy-tale medieval gatehouse, the gates are also opened for all to visit on Open Days.

Address: Cook Street, Coventry City Centre, CV1 1JN

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