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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

  • 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.

  • Royals and Rebels

    Mon 04 - Fri 08 Aug 2014

    We take a fun look at what makes a King or Queen great. What sort of Royal will you be? Grab your crown and find out if you have what it takes!

  • Heroes and Villains

    Mon 11 - Fri 15 Aug 2014

    Could you be a fearsome outlaw? Your training starts here! Take up your bow and arrow, be amazed at the myths and legends surrounding our favourite rogues and plan your own ambush.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

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