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Kenilworth Castle

Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the castle after a friend said how lovely it was. The grounds and staff were second to none. although the renovation work is not yet complete this didn't bother us as we treated to a description of the work by the very friendly and highly skilled craftsman they have working there. Lovely to see young carpenters dedicated to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely site. Was there for a few hours. Very historical. Nice tea house. Worth a visit for an hour or two if around the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

All staff were friendly and cheerful and wanted visitors to enjoy the castle. There is an interesting audio tour which I recommend as it brings the ruin to life. As i visited there was a trio of entertainers using children and their parents to reenact a battle, which was great fun to watch and those taking part enjoyed it. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

After attempting to visit Stoneleigh Abbey (which is closed on a Friday &Saturday!) we then decided to just go and have a quick look at, what we presumed would be, a small, unassuming castle to fill an hour of our day. What a surprise we had when we got there! It is a beautiful castle (ruins) which was full of... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well, Actually you should go to Warwick Castle because it is a great place but so is Kenilworth Castle. Early on a Saturday morning I arrived in Kenilworth. The taxi that drove me to my hotel passed by Kenilworth Castle. I didn't even know there was a castle in the town. I was unable to get into my room that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The long-awaited viewing platforms are due to be opened this Summer, but staff were unable to give a date for their opening. Lots to see anyway, and the gardens are looking lovely at the moment. If visiting the castle, it is worth crossing the road and visiting Abbey Fields and the remains of the old Abbey. Much of the stone... More

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Interesting place to visit, with lots of improvements ongoing. Audio tour is very good, and staff very helpful. Garden is developing nicely! Free of charge of course to EH members

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful ruined castle in lovely countryside. Nice tearoom on premises and large picnic area. An English heritage managed property, expertly and professionally run by them. Entrance fees apply if not members.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good car parking available and just a short stroll to the castle. The gift shop offers various gifts and plants.. An audio tour is available but we did not use it on this occasion. Although there were a couple of schools visiting , there was plenty of room for all to enjoy the views and gardens of this magnificent old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Make sure you take advantage of the free audio tour. This enables you to wander around the ruins at your own pace and indulge yourself in a bit of English history. Visiting on a sunny day made all the difference as I can imagine that in the rain it wouldn't be that much fun although you could argue that it... More

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