Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle


About Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth is one of the most romantic and grandest ruined castles in England, the building’s mellow red sandstone blending the work of different ages into a wonderful harmony. It is linked to the greatest names and events in our history King John, Simon de Montfort, the Barons War, Henry V, Henry VIII, Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I.

As with all great residences and castles, Kenilworth was surrounded by extensive parkland for keeping deer and other game. Hunting was a jealously guarded aristocratic pastime. During her visit to Kenilworth in 1575, Elizabeth I went hunting several times.

Kenilworth Castle has lost what was once its most striking feature, the Great Mere, or lake which almost surrounded the castle. By damming streams, a wide moat was created making the castle easy to defend and a feature for pleasure activities. Elaborate water pageants were staged to welcome Queen Elizabeth I on her visit to Kenilworth in July 1575.

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Kenilworth Castle

By Car
In Kenilworth off A46 - clearly sign posted from road.

The English Heritage car park is sign posted at the entrance.

By Train
Warwick (5 miles) - taxi offices at station entrance
Coventry (5 miles) - nearby bus Travel West Midlands 12, 112 Coventry - Leamington Spa / stops within a few minutes walk to castle

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