Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Due to the installation of our new exhibition, the middle floor of the Gatehouse will be closed to visitors on Tues 25 April - Tues 2 May but the rest of the building will remain open. On Wed 3 May, the Gatehouse will be closed to all visitors due to a private event but will open on Thurs 4 May with the new Speed and Power exhibition.

Guidebook: Kenilworth Castle

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 Kenilworth Timeline

1120De Clinton's Castle

Henry I grants land to his chamberlain, Geoffrey de Clinton. De Clinton builds most of the Norman keep and founds the nearby priory.

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Geoffrey de Clinton’s great tower at Kenilworth Castle

1173-1180sRoyal Acquisition

Henry II garrisons the castle and later acquires it outright from de Clinton's heir.

A manuscript illustration of Henry II

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