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.
Kings and Queens Trail
Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013 (bank holiday)
Can you solve the royal quest? Find the hidden clues in the grounds to reveal the royal connection. A special prize will be rewarded to all those regal enough to complete the challenge!
Sonnets and Swords: Elizabeth at Kenilworth
Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Meet Queen Elizabeth as she visits the home of her great admirer Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Join in the entertainments as Dudley attempts to impress the Virgin Queen with plays, music, and military displays.
Fri 31 May 2013
Have you ever fancied a sleepover in a historic building? Bring your family for a unique night time event. Start the night with a tour of the castle, followed by a warming evening meal and spooky stories in the Gatehouse.
Prices and opening times
Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire - CV8 1NE
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions