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

  • Grand Medieval Joust

    Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jul 2014

    See sparks fly as magnificent knights on horseback clash at medieval England’s greatest event. Laugh at the naughty jester and soak up the sights and sounds of medieval encampments. Budding young knights can test their bravery in our training school too.

  • Knights and Princesses

    Mon 28 Jul - Fri 01 Aug 2014

    Join our academy for budding knights and princesses, with hands on medieval fun. Transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady with tips on everything from curtsies to combat.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Sun 27 Jul 2014

    Join the Chapterhouse Theatre Company for an evening of true Shakespearian merriment at Kenilworth Castle.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

Membership

For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.

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