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Charterhouse Heritage Park

Description

The landscape around Charterhouse includes green fields, woodland, the River Sherbourne, the Grade II listed Sherbourne Viaduct and a disused railway line. The viaduct was designed by Stephenson in 1837 as part of the world’s first major inter-city railway.

The Heritage Park today has a surprising variety of wildlife. The river is home to moorhens, mallards, little egrets, heron, grey wagtails, kingfishers, dragonflies and damselflies. Muntjac deer, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and rabbits roam the landscape. In the air are at least three different kinds of bat, swifts, pheasants, buzzards, sparrowhawks, kestrels, pied and grey wagtails, woodpeckers, and many butterfly species. It also provides a green lung for the city, a much-loved area for dog walking and, in winter, some of the best sledging slopes in Coventry.

At the centre of the Heritage Park is Charterhouse, the unique medieval house, garden and new café will open to the public during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Address: London Road Coventry CV1 2JR

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