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Kenilworth Castle

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Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
Phone Number: 0370 333 1181
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Interesting buildings and fascinating story

Great old ruin of a castle to visit. We enjoyed our visit and took lots of photos. Recommend visiting the gate house to see the story of the people that built and visited the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Great old ruin of a castle to visit. We enjoyed our visit and took lots of photos. Recommend visiting the gate house to see the story of the people that built and visited the castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We have visited Kenilworth Castle twice this year and had a wonderful time on each occasion. Children (aged 3 and 5) loved exploring the ruins and there is plenty of grass area to run around in and hills to climb. It's not as commercial as some other castles which we liked. Also a fantastic place for taking family photos, wonderful... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well presented and good scope of information. Shame about the school kids but great to see the effort given to preserve such an amazing slice of history.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Prices reasonable and when we visited St George's day celebrations were on. Everyone made a terrific effort to entertain and inform. Storytelling, tudor music, tudor games, crafts etc all brilliantly thought out and tackled with enthusiasm and passion. Well done English Heritage and Kenilworth Castle.

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Brixworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely ruins and beautiful gardens with lots of hisyory. Loads of space for the kids to run around and the new walkways for a bird's eye view kept the boys interested for longer. We've been a few times and Lucky enough to go when they have a themed weekend. Even more to do! Recommend.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully historical with a fabulous Elazabethan garden. Scenic views from th ramparts accross the Warwickshire countryside.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took four children to the "George and the Dragon" event. They enjoyed themselves fighting knights and slaying lizards! The castle is ruinous but effort has been taken to build walkways that enable one to "climb" some of the towers. Lots of space for running about and play. Plus plenty of adult attractions. Shop is decent, selling standard English Heritage fare.... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

A change of plans saw us have to quickly arrange a family event. 2 smallish children had a fantastic time meeting St George the Dragon and numerous knights. This was totally unexpected. A fantastic set of ruins with good information boards. Good food from the stables as well. An English Heritage site so members can go free. 4 great hours... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Shame the audio guides were unavailable, this was really disappoi8nting but can't be helped. The way you can walk around the ruins is great and because they are ruins, you can appreciate how difficult it must have been to build at that time. The sense of history is terrific. We were there on Sunday 25th April so there were St... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

When we arrived Kenilworth Castle was hosting a St George's Day celebration, complete with Dragon. Also included Minstrels playing instruments & a medieval encampment complete with armour & swordsmanship displays.

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