Group visits to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

A vast medieval fortress that endured a famous siege and later became an Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle is among Britain’s biggest historical sites.

Experience 900 years of history as you can marvel at the mighty medieval keep, climb the towers to admire the fantastic views, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall.

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Group Discount

We offer a 15% discount (10% for Stonehenge) for groups of 11 or more paying visitors when payment is made in a single transaction.
Per group you also receive:

  • free entry for one tour leader
  • free entry for one coach driver

The tour leader, coach driver and any English Heritage members do not count towards the group totals.

Booking information

Trade admission prices:

Please refer to our Trade Admission Prices & Site Opening Times brochure for pricing and opening times information at our top sites for groups.

Making a booking:

Contact information for making your group booking can be found in the Visit & Contact Information section below. Please include the property name and date of visit in the subject line of your email.

We will require the following information to check availability and book you in.

  • Group name
  • Name of property
  • Tour reference/booking reference (if applicable)
  • Date and time of arrival
  • Number of visitors

Payment method:

Payment can be made on arrival by:

  • cash,
  • credit/debit card,
  • cheque; made payable to The English Heritage Trust.
  • Agency Voucher Scheme (AVS)*

*Agency Voucher Scheme account holders can redeem their company voucher on arrival and be invoiced after their visits. Subject to eligibility, contact us to find out more.

Visit & Contact information

  • Coach parking: Free parking for up to six coaches, 150 metres from the entrance.
  • Catering: The tearoom can accommodate 50 people inside and a further 30 people outside. The menu includes drinks, cakes, sandwiches, as well as hot and cold light lunches.
  • Audio tour: Scan our QR on arrival to access a free audio tour. Available in English, French and German.
  • Orientation map: Download a copy of our Kenilworth Castle orientation map to help with your planning.
  • Average length of visit: 3 hours

Address: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NG

Email: bookings@english-heritage.org.uk (Central group bookings team)

Telephone: +44 (0) 1926 857482  (General information only)

Local TIC: Please call Kenilworth tourist information on +44 (0) 300 5558171 if you would like information on other things to do in the area.

Guided tours

Make your group visit extra special by adding one of our guided tours.

Please allow for the indicated minimum notice below when booking a guided tour.

From Fortress to Palace Tour

Let our expert guide take you into the castle ruins, revealing to you the history and the development of the castle from a medieval fortress to a Tudor palace, starting at the 12th-century Norman Keep and finishing with the story of the slighting of the castle in 1650.

  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Minimum-maximum pax: 12 - 30 pax. Larger groups can book multiple tours.
  • Advance booking required: Yes, a minimum of 14 days notice is required
  • Price: normal admission fee + £5.50 per person.
  • Price (with guidebook): normal admission fee + £7.50 per person.

Love Story in Ruins Tour

The story of Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley's relationship has twisted and changed over the centuries. Our expert guide will shed light on the love story between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley and her spectacular 19 day visit to Kenilworth Castle, in which Robert would attempt to win his Queen's heart forever!

  • Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Minimum-maximum pax: 12 - 30 pax. Larger groups can book multiple tours.
  • Advance booking required: Yes, a minimum of 14 days notice is required
  • Price: normal admission fee + £5.50 per person.
  • Price (with guidebook): normal admission fee + £7.50 per person.

Large parts of the site are accessible for disabled visitors, but we can alter tours to suit the needs of most visitors. Please notify us in advance if you have any special requirements.

Catering

Our Tearoom is situated within the spectacular grand Tudor stables. Built by John Dudley who was 'Master of the Horse' for Henry VIII - this building would likely have been the grandest stables in the kingdom, and today is a most beautiful setting for a lunch or cream tea.

Pre-booked groups can enjoy any of the following refreshments as part of their visit:

  • Cream Tea - £5.40 per person.

A pot of tea served with a scone, Cornish clotted cream, jam and butter.

  • Coffee and Cake - £5.50 per person.

Any hot drink with a slice of cake.

  • Picnic Lunch - £7.95 per person.

Available on request. Further details can be provided when making your booking.

Group Travel Support

Further support and useful resources available to group travel organisers can be found on our dedicated Group Visits webpages.

For educational groups, please visit our School Visits webpages.

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