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Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

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Enjoy a great day out in Warwickshire at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. One of the largest historic attractions in the West Midlands, the whole family will enjoy exploring the spectacular castle ruins.

The ruins are best known as the home of Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I. Dudley created an ornate palace here to impress his Queen in 1575.

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth I in the authentically recreated Elizabethan Garden. Lost to the world for over 400 years, it is now open to visitors once more. Wander through carved arbours and marvel at the bejewelled aviary and marble fountain.

Don't Miss

  • Our complimentary audio tour - and children's audio tour - which bring the site's 900 year history to life
  • The beautiful Elizabethan Gatehouse, and the painting of Elizabeth I shrouded in mystery 

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Events At Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

  • Medieval Weekends

    Each Saturday and Sunday between 2 - 31 Aug

    What was life really like in a Medieval castle? Join us every weekend in August and find out.

  • Medieval Fun and Games

    Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014

    How would you have fared 500 years ago? Join the us for a journey back through the ages to medieval times and find out what life would have been like, with hands on activities and games.

  • Clash of the Knights - The Finale!

    Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014

    With bow, lance and shield, the knights and their teams will compete on foot and horseback in the exciting conclusion to English Heritage’s season of clashing knights. Pick your favourite knight and cheer him on!

Prices and opening times

directions

Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire - CV8 1NE (Directions)

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