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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden | English Heritage

English Heritage's Kenilworth Castle (in Warwickshire), is one of Britain's most iconic castle ruins in the Midlands. It was voted in the Top 10 castles of English Heritage by visitors and social media followers and not without a reason. Kenilworth Castle was built over several centuries, played an important role in history, was the subject of a siege during the English Civil War in the 1260s and also welcomed Queen Elizabeth I in 1575. In its heydays, the castle was known for its grand scale and a high degree of workmanship. Today, although in ruins, the castle is still redolent of the times gone by. Kenilworth Castle is a fascinating family attraction. If you are in Warwickshire, it makes for a good day out.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden



The castle ruins were lovely - you can go 18 metres up into the tower and the views from the top were spectacular. The beautifully recreated Elizabethan Garden was a fragrant paradise. There were also a couple of exhibitions that take you through the 900-year history of the castle. Overall, it is a lovely place to walk around and the audio guides available in the reception add to the experience.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden



For more information and to check opening times and admission prices, visit www.english-heritage.org.uk. 

For a comprehensive list of things to see and do in South Warwickshire (Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Royal Leamington Spa and the surrounding towns and villages, visit www.shakespeares-england.co.uk.

Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
*Our visit was kindly arranged by Shakespeare's England. All opinions and photographs are our own.

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  1. Great photos. I live locally and have often driven past but not yet visited Kenilworth Castle. Will definitely make a point of going!

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    1. The place is well maintained and would make for a great day out (especially when the weather is nice and sunny).

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  2. Looks the perfect day out
    CERTAINLY will be on my list of places to visit

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  3. fab photos! have put this on my list of places to visit, thanks

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  4. I didn't even know this castle existed ! It looks a really interesting place to visit and I bet there are some great views from the tower ! Kali filsell

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  5. A great day out for all of the family.

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  6. You have nudged me to go visit.We have an English Heritage membership and I may have been years ago but really want to go again having read your blog.

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  7. What an interesting place to visit. I'd love to walk round the gardens.

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  8. Beautiful photographs, fabulous castle and gardens. I would really love to visit

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  9. I love to visit castles, they are just so full of history

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  10. Georgina Booth-Purdy20 August 2017 at 10:56

    We love English Heritage sites & haven't yet visited this one, it looks the perfect family day out so will definitely be on our to do list

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  11. I have been here many times such a beautiful place

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  12. Great photos. I'd really like to visit one day.

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  13. Looks like a great family day out

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  14. Looks really interesting, I need to explore this area & would love to see (smell!) the fragrant garden

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  15. oh my goodness,this place looks amazingly interesting,id love to visit,i really like visiting stately homes and castles,this one is definitely going on my list to visit,wonderful pictures

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  16. I have to admit that I have never visited Kenilworth Castle before but I am suitably impressed and I love the photo's. I will definitely have to plan a visit.

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  17. I've never visited Kenilworth but it definitely looks as if it's worth a visit

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  18. I have never heard of Kennilworth but it looks stunning

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  19. Somewhere id really love to visit, thanks for the pics....

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  20. Wow this looks amazing. I'd have loved to have seen it back in the days when it was a hive of activity! It's definitely somewhere I would visit if I was nearby.

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  21. wow, look like a stunning castle to visit, love going to castle's

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  22. It has been such a long time since I have visited Kenilworth Castle, these pictures have reminded me of how fabulous it is

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  23. Will my 12yo boy enjoy it here?

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    1. I think it is a nice place for the entire family - There are a number of family learning activities including dressing-up clothes in the Stables exhibition, a children's audio tour and plenty of room for children to run around!

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  24. Looks like great day out - must visit

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  25. Looks like a stunning place to visit and plenty of things for all the family to do.

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  26. Looks stunning really want to visit here now, buildings and gardens look lovely and there seems loads for the kids win win

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  27. I used to live so close but never went- it looks beautiful!

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  28. Looks so beautiful and scenic. My husband, kids and I love days out so will have to put this on our list of places to visit. The history sounds fascinating and as a family we enjoy finding out new things whilst having fun and spending that all important time together!

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  29. My grandchildren love castles, this one looks amazing, will definitely have to bring them for a day out!

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  30. I remember visiting here in high school and had a fab time it's such a beautiful place x

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  31. Looks like a fab place to visit x

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  32. looks amazing so full of history

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