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Address: Broadgate, Coventry, England
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For anyone not familiar with the story there are several references to it throughout the city including reference to Peeping Tom and where both Lady Godiva and her husband the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Why our Cosmos tour guide told our group we "have to see this statue" will always be a mystery. It is a total waste of time. There are so many interesting things to see and do in Coventry that I cannot understand the obsession with a naked lady on a horse. Advice? Don't waste your time!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

As I was born in Coventry I love our heritage the statue looks great & is always well maintained.. Enjoyed it more when it was set in the gardens before cathedral lanes was built but it's well place for all tourists to see & within view of our machanical Godiva Clock with Peeping Tom.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Troubled by the high rates of taxes imposed on her people by her husband Leofric, she implored Leofric to cut the high taxes. Being a typical male he said only if you bare your bum in public. The rest is history, as they say!

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Thank Vunabere
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

looks stunning when its sunny and had some nice flowers by it rather than having the previous trips of young people sitting by it

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

In the heart of the city centre with more information in the guildhall of the history of Lady Godiva.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

For anyone not familiar with the story there are several references to it throughout the city including reference to Peeping Tom and where both Lady Godiva and her husband the Earl of Merica are buried - one of Weatherspoons is named Earl of Mercia

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Thank bradbury298
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were interested in seeing this statue as most people have heard about a lady ago diva riding through the streets on her horse.

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Thank Mary J
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

For a few years Lady Godiva was under a canopy. It was quite oppressive and not very fitting for a lady who graciously helped the citizens of Coventry. I love the history of our City and I am proud to take people round showing them the three cathedrals (ok two are ruins). I like to talk about Holy Trinity and... More 

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Thank Caron M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

She has been in Broadgate for as long as I can remember. She has always been the meeting point - (I'll see you by Godiva at....). To see her is a must (Along with Peeping Tom on the hour) when visiting CoventryCoventry

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Coventry
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

When I was growing up in Coventry the statue stood in the middle of a traffic island, surrounded by grass and the main road around Broadgate. In the good weather people would sit on the grass enjoying the sun. Since they paved the area the statue has lost its grandeur. When it was in its lofty position surrounded by grass... More 

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