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Kenilworth Castle



Take a journey through British history on a visit to Kenilworth Castle, scene of ancient battles and Royal grandeur.

The scene of Tudor grandeur and glory during the times of Elizabeth I. The scene of conflict and bitter rebellion that came with the Civil War.

Tread where Kings and Queens danced and dined and marvel at the majesty of the Great Hall.

Tudor Gardens

Stroll or picnic in the Tudor gardens.  Take in the stunning countryside views, with the Millenium trail from the castle to The Pleasurance one of the best ways to enjoy them.

Kenilworth Castle has been intimately linked with some of the most important names and events in English history.

There were 'Bad' King John, Simon de Montfort, the Barons War, Henry VIII, Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester and of course Elizabeth I.

Tudor Palace

Robert Dudley transformed Kenilworth from an ancient Norman Castle into one of the greatest Tudor palaces so that he could entertain Elizabeth in style.

When she visited in 1575, she was greeted by nymphs on a floating island and was treated to '19 days of princely pleasure'.

After the Civil War, Kenilworth was partially demolished by Parliamentary troops and it fell into ruin.

The castle was saved for the nation in 1938. It remains a powerful reminder of great leaders, their glories and their pleasures, as well as of rebellion.

It is one of the largest castle ruins in England. Simon Schama's team described Kenilworth as a historian's dream whilst filming 'A History of Britain'.

General Information:

  • Parking
  • Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Audio tour included in price (not on event days)
  • Picnic area

 

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Directions

In Kenilworth off A46.


Kenilworth Castle Postcode for SatNav: CV8 1NE

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