Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden
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Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NG


As part of its 10th birthday celebrations the Elizabethan Gardens at Kenilworth Castle have been rejuvenated by a £70k project in time to mark the anniversary of the famous 19 day visit to the castle by Queen Elizabeth 1 in July 1575. 

The rejuvenation work, which has taken 6 months, includes: relaying paths, repainting woodwork, replanting, and a new garden irrigation system. As well as additions such as a Tudor bowling green outside the garden, and a reconstructed oak garden gate, possibly where Robert Langham entered the garden 400 years ago.

In time for summer, there is now a new children’s trail, Tudor garden games to keep families entertained and a new oak step to enable children to view the beautiful collection of birds in the aviary.

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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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1173-1180sRoyal Acquisition

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

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