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 



Events At Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

  • 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.

  • Elizabethan Kenilworth

    Members' Event

    Tue 20 May

    Join John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscapes and Jeremy Ashbee, Head Properties Curator for an in-depth look at the Elizabethan Gardens at Kenilworth.

Prices and opening times


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


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


Suitable for weddings and corporate functions

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