The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle
For more than 400 years, the magnificent Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle has been lost to the world. Re-opened in May 2009, you can now once again experience its full glory.
Queen Elizabeth I had granted Kenilworth Castle to her favourite, Robert Dudley, in 1563 and he spent a fortune transforming it into a luxurious palace fit to receive his queen and her court.
Extracts from Langham’s letter describing "The Magnificent Pageants presented before Queen Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle in 1575"
Today the visitor approaches the garden along the same privileged route taken by Elizabeth, through the classical loggia of the forebuilding, which leads on to the terrace.
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The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions in the West Midlands and one of the most spectacular castle ruins in England.
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A Kenilworth Castle team member will lead the group through the Norman Keep and into the newly recreated Elizabethan Garden, just as Queen Elizabeth I would have entered.