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

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

    Adventurers wanted! Meet a courtly character from the past with stories of times gone by. This lively figure will help you on your quest as you explore Kenilworth and crack the clues. Rise to the challenge and win your chocolate reward.

  • St George's Weekend

    Sat 25 & Sun 26 Apr 2015

    Dragon slayers wanted! Cheer on our hero, St George in this weekend of medieval celebrations. Explore the medieval camp within the castle walls, get hands on with family friendly fun and games and cheer on our champion as he battles the mighty dragon.

  • A Party Fit For A Queen - Elizabethan Revels at Kenilworth

    Sun 3 & Mon 4 May 2015

    It’s 1575 - Queen Elizabeth I and her colourful court are coming to Kenilworth! Be spellbound by plays and music, marvel at Tudor dressage and swordsmanship, and practice your curtsy for the arrival of Gloriana herself.

Prices and opening times


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


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