Coventry’s cathedral quarter is the most historic part of the city. St. Michael’s Cathedral was destroyed by the Nazis in 1940, and its ruins still stand as a permanent memorial. You can climb the steps of its Gothic spire for some panoramic views. Adjacent to the cathedral’s walls is a modern architectural masterpiece – the new cathedral designed by Sire Basil Spence. Further north of the cathedrals is the extensive Coventry Transport Museum, which boasts the biggest collection of British built vehicles in the world, most of them assembled in Coventry, ranging from early bicycles to vintage fire engines.