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Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Kenilworth Castle allows you to imagine how life when Queen Elizabeth I frequented the area. Rich in history, the castle claims to be the site of the longest siege in English history, lasting six months in 1266 CE. The castle itself offers numerous architectural styles, evolving from its original design as a Norman tower into a Renaissance palace. The Elizabethan Gardens on site, once lost for over 400 years, are now restored to their former glory. They feature carved arbors, a bejwelled aviary, and the spectacular marble fountain. Explore the castle ruins and the Elizabethan Garden while listening to the audio tour--for both adults and children--which is included in the price of the ticket. Be sure to visit the exhibition in the gatehouse, which provides a comprehensive overview of the castle and the history of the area. To visit Kenilworth Castle on your holiday in Kenilworth, and find out what else Kenilworth has to offer, use our Kenilworth itinerary builder.
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  • A wonderful walk in time, enjoy the history, nice clean surroundings, great vistas from the upper levels of the castle. 
  • After vising Warwick Castle the day before, Kenilworth restored my faith in how historic castles should be. A reasonable price to enter, lovely staff, no extra costs to see parts of the castle, great ...  read more »
  • I have walked the grounds (moat) many times, but never been inside the castle before. there was so much more to it than I thought. lots of stairs though in case you have bad knees/hips ! CafĂ© very ove...  read more »
  • On arrival we were greeted by a member of staff who was friendly and informative and helped us, as the car park machine was out of order .This place is a must if you take an interest in history especially the Tudors. It's such a beautiful setting for a castle and the gardens were lovely.We stopped for something to drink in the tea rooms and treated ourselves to some goodies from the shop. We even managed to have a picnic in the local park. A fantastic day out we are planning to return very soon.
  • Really expensive, especially as there isn't a whole lot there, but I guess that money goes to supporting upkeep of the castle. Overall a lovely day out and some wonderful ruins.
  • Great day out, lots to explore and a good portion of the castle is still intact which makes a nice change. The tea room is lovely in the old converted stables, certainly worth a visit.
  • Great family day out. With a special mention to the staff at The Stables Tea Rooms for very good service on a busy afternoon.
  • Great Castle, we are there for a good friends wedding and they had re-enactments in the grounds, with Knights walking around etc at the same time.
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