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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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London UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

English Heritage have done a fine job at displaying what in essence are mostly ruins- but with a great amount of historical information that really helped build a feel for the history of this place. dating back to Norman times the castle is a combination of several parts built at different times over the past 700 years. Historic, atmospheric and... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We took our dogs and our daughter out to Kenilworth castle. It is great as dogs are allowed in the grounds of the castle. There is plenty of walks in and around the castle grounds. We really enjoyed the staff dressed up and to play games with the children. It was quite funny to watch two members of staff getting... More

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Rugby, England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The castle is reached from a pay car park, but you can reclaim your parking fee when you pay entrance. There is a well stocked shop, mainly of interest to children. The castle itself is largely ruined but there are plenty of helpful signs and there is a free audio pack which is easy to use as you walk around.... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A late afternoon visit as part of a holiday stopover for a night in Kenilworth. Remembered the castle from a visit 20 years previous and it still did not disappoint. The Privy Garden was a lovely example and it was easy to imagine a sumptuous banquet taking place in the Great Hall. As with many of these places, little is... More

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Cambridgeshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This castle is very impressive! We was there for a good couple of hours which we wasn't expecting to be. It is full with history, and just spectacular views. You can climb all over the ruins and lots of open space for kids to run about, lovely to have a picnic there. Lovely gardens to walk round and enjoy. As... More

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Grosuplje, Slovenia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

who likes british history and nature. The garden is completely revived, parks and old castle hide lots of historicl moments. If you have just a couple of hours - worth visiting it.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Kenilworth Castle is a most impressive set of ruins, with a fascinating history. During school holidays they run great kids activities. Families can picnic in the grounds after climbing all over the castle. On site exhibitions explain the history and bring the site to life.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited Kenilworth castle for the first time in years recently and enjoyed a really nice afternoon out. The building is very photogenic and the staff were very friendly throughout. It was a little expensive to get in (£10 or so per adult) so ended up buying a English Heritage annual pass for £49. I will certainly return and plan... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Kenilworth Castle is about 10 minutes walk to Kenilworth town. Lovely, pleasant and relaxing surrounding. It does help with lovely weather. Bought a hot chocolate at the cafe but was very disappointed. Given 2 quarter cup full with wishy-washy hot chocolate. Why not provide a smaller cup? A car parking on site which cost £2 a day but refunded when... More

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Kenilworth castle immensely, not least because of the staff who were helpful, cheerful and happy to share their passion for their wonderful work place. As EH members we didn't have to worry about the entrance fee, but we would have paid it anyway. A great family day out.

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