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

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014

    Adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Kenilworth Castle. Rise to the challenge and you’ll reap a chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.

  • St George and the Dragon

    Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014

    Dragon slayers wanted! Cheer on our hero, St George, as he battles the mighty dragon in a quest to save the fair maiden. With fun and games for all the family, see the legend come to life at Kenilworth Castle.

  • Combat and Courtiers

    Sat 03 - Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014

    Party like it's 1575! Travel back to Tudor England as Elizabeth I and her colourful court are captivated by song and theatre and witness the clash of sword at Kenilworth.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

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