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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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A beautiful castle with an even lovelier garden

What a lovely place and I would say worth every penny for the admittance even if we weren’t members. English Heritage are doing a great job maintaining and improving the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place and I would say worth every penny for the admittance even if we weren’t members. English Heritage are doing a great job maintaining and improving the buildings. The metal stairs allowing access to every level in Leicester’s building are exceptional. Not exactly in keeping with the building (but you can’t see them from outside) but they... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Kenilworth Caste is the biggest ruined castle in the country. Its well worth a visit with the Elizabethan Garden and the gate house with furnished rooms. There are some spectacular views from the viewing platforms. There is also a nice cafe in the Lord Leicester barn. Or take a picnic and just sit in the grounds. The one let down... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Castle is breathtaking when you get closer to it. Although a ruin, it is a very substantial one with plenty to see, set in impressive grounds, and with its beautifully laid out gardens, stable block and exhibits, is an excellent visit. The weather wasn't kind on the day we visited, so we decided to warm up with a light... More 

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Greeted by a lovely, knowledgeable man from the national trust. Had a really good look around and you can really imagine the grandeur that would have been. Care is really taken to preserve a little bit of our national history

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you like ruins, this is a wonderfully evocative site. I was especially interested because "Katherine" by Anya Seton is one of my favorite books, and Kenilworth Castle is mentioned frequently since it was one of John of Gaunt's castles. I was actually there in 2004, not 2014.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I heard that the Elizabethan Garden had been discovered, excavated and restored to its Elizabethan glory by Ehglish Heritage. We were disappointed. I expected a wonder and found a ruin of a garden in the shadow of a ruin. I wondered where the EH had spent the millions of our money on. However, it may have been better in high... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you like castle ruins, this is a pretty good 2 hours visit. There's enough space for children to run around and play hide & seek but without giving parents too may heart stopping moments or other visitors reason to grumble. The free audio guide is well worth using. It gives a lot more background and in conjunction with the... More 

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Maynooth, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went with my 3 kids, 11, 8 and 5. We all had a great day. The very helpful staff made sure we got the best deal on our ticket, and I ended up buying an annual pass for UK and Irish heritage sites. The Audio guide was excellent, with quizzes for the children as we walked around the different buildings.... More 

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I, being members of English Heritage, decided to take advantage of being in the area with a trip to Kenilworth Castle. There is ample parking and we visited on a Sunday - a really rather wet Sunday but that is the perk of the English summer! This did mean that the attraction was rather quiet. The audio... More 

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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do. Kids loved running around the castle and playing at Knights. Beautiful grounds for them to run off all their energy.

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Additional Information about Kenilworth Castle

Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
Phone Number: 0370 333 1181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Kenilworth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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