Group Visits to Kenilworth Castle

Visits to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden are currently for pre-booked individuals only (groups of less than 11). We’ll be in touch soon with an update on how to book travel trade and group visits to our sites.

Booking Information

We provide great value with a 15% discount for groups of 11 or more visitors paying together. We also offer free entry for coach drivers and tour leaders. Contact the site for a Group Booking Form.

Average length of visit - two hours.

If you're a group organiser or part of the travel trade, visit Group Travel Support for more information about organising group visits to our properties. You'll also find our top property picks for groups and inspirational itineraries to help you plan your next trip.

Coach Parking

Free parking for up to six coaches, 300 metres from the entrance.

Guided Tours

From Fortress to Palace

This tour takes you into the castle ruins, where you will learn about 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: Around 45 minutes.

Group size: Minimum of 12, maximum of 30 people per tour with one guide.

Advance booking required: Yes, minimum of two weeks.

Call for prices and to book: 01926 857482

Elizabethan Garden Tour

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 her private garden erected in 1575 by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Our guide will explain the inspiration behind this unique project and the recreation of the 16th-century fountain, aviary and four obelisks, as well as the search for Tudor plants, flowers and birds. This tour will also 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: Around 45 minutes

Group size: Minimum of 12, maximum of 30 people per tour

Advance booking required: Yes, minimum of two weeks

Call for prices and to book: 01926 857482

Requests/Special Interests

Our knowledgeable staff can lead guided tours on a range of subjects, so if your group has a special interest do get in touch. Subjects that have featured in the past include the 1266 siege of Kenilworth Castle, John of Gaunt, Elizabeth I and the Civil War.

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


Pre-booked groups can book a lunch or cream tea in the Kenilworth Castle tearoom, located in the Tudor stables. If you book in advance we can ensure your refreshments are waiting for you once your tour has finished. Subject to availability.

Contact Us

  • Site Telephone: 01926 852078
  • Customer Services: 0370 333 1181
  • Tourist Information: 01926 748900 (Kenilworth)
  • Address: Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NE


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