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Tel code: 02476 | code search
Postcode: CV8 | code search
Population: 800
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The town of Baginton lies to the south of Coventry in the West Midlands with the ruins of the 13th century castle is in the village centre. The castle in fact was originally built as a fortified manor house at that time and was later converted to a castle by Sir William Bagot in the 14th century, today little remains of this once impressive structure. Baginton was also at one time home to the Roman legions that invaded Britain and Baginton is home to a (partial) reconstruction of a Roman Fort. The Lunt Fort was first established here around 64AD, rediscovered in the 1930ís it was not until the 1960ís that local archaeological activity further unearthed this feature and which is today open to the public. During the Second World War the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft factory was located here on the outskirts of Baginton and in 1935 Coventry Airport was planned to be built alongside the factory, from here the Whitley and Lancaster bombers were built with the factory closing in 1965. The airfield is still operational, but nowadays for civilian aircraft and the airport is also home to the Midland Air Museum

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Chesford Grange Hotel (0.21 miles)

Chesford Grange Hotel

Situated in the Heart of England, Chesford Grange is a luxurious hotel, a short drive from Warwick and close to both Stratford-upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa. The River Room Restaurant overlooks landscaped gardens. The hotel ... More | visit website

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Dakota Guest House (0.27 miles)

Dakota Guest House

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Welcome to Dakota Bed and Breakfast Ideally situated in Baginton Village adjacent to Coventry Airport with local amenities including Post Office and local store, Chinese take-away and ... More

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Old Mill Inn (0.30 miles)

Old Mill Inn

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This charming pub and hotel offers a picturesque riverside setting. Situated by the River Sowe, the old mill hotel is a converted watermill whose origins stretch back to the Domesday Book. ... More

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The Oak (0.52 miles)

The Oak

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Welcome to The Oak in Baginton, a village pub situated on the outskirts of Coventry.Ideally located and very close to Coventry Airport. 10 minute drive to the town centre with ... More

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Ibis Coventry South (1.00 miles)

Ibis Coventry South

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In its own grounds, conveniently located between the Jaguar engineering centre and the Esporta leisure centre, the hotel offers free parking and en suite accommodation at great-value rates.

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Chace Hotel (1.07 miles)

Chace Hotel

Once the home of the Illife family, the Chace has plenty of charm and individual character. Its impressive Victorian architecture with many original features, lovely landscaped gardens, excellent restaurant and spacious lounge with sweeping staircase ... More | visit website

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Coombe Abbey (1.16 miles)

Coombe Abbey

Originally a 12th Century Cistercian Abbey Hotel nestling in England's historic heartland in Warwickshire, Coombe Abbey Hotel has been restored to its former glory, and set within 500 acres of breathtaking parkland, it is the ... More | visit website

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Holiday Inn Exp Coventry A45 (1.18 miles)

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The Glengary (1.29 miles)

The Glengary

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Situated next to Coventry Airport on the Toll Bar Roundabout, the hotel is 5 minutes from the M6 and M69, and 15 minutes from the M1 and M40 motorways. Coventry Station is ... More

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Hylands Hotel (1.85 miles)

Hylands Hotel

Hylands Hotel offers a warm and comfortable base next to Coventry train station and just 5 minutesí walk from the city centre.
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