Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Kenilworth Castle is open, and operating normal winter opening hours within tier 3 restrictions. This means that indoor areas are closed, and food and drink is take-away only. Full Covid-secure measures are in place, and you need to book your visit in advance.

Please note that all of Kenilworth Castle's indoor areas are currently closed, including our Towers, Gatehouse, Stables and shop. Toilet facilities remain open.

We will continue to review what parts of the site can open in line with reviews to government guidelines and will provide the latest information here.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

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  • What parts of the site are closed?

    All the interior spaces at Kenilworth Castle will be closed until 2 December, this includes:

    • Towers
    • Gatehouse
    • Shop
    • Stables

     

    We hope to resume our normal winter opening from 2 December, with stables and shop open with social distancing measures in place. 

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

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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.

Find out more about the history of Kenilworth Castle

1173-1180sRoyal Acquisition

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

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