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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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

At first glance there did not seem much to see but once we got in the grounds we realised we were wrong. The gatehouse was impressive and it was possible to climb up to the top. The walls were also accessible with well made stairways. The Elizabethan garden was interesting. The only problem was that there ere two weddings taking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most amazing castles I ever visited and if you are a fan of Queen Elizabeth I you will love it. She gave the castle to Robert Dudley, her favorite, who transformed the castle to make it fit for a queen. So the castle already existed in the XIII century but was modified by each owner.... More

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The approach to Kenilworth Castle from the town is poorly signed and the entrance to the main, and disabled car park is just round a tight right hand bend. Easily missed! Continuing brings you to another car park but the entrance here has been closed and access is via a footpath (un paved) round the walls to the main entrance.... More

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Shelton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A place we return to again and again with our son. I love the restored gardens. It will be great when some of the restoration work on the main castle is reopened, nice to see it happening and it looks very good. Lots of space for the children to let their imaginations run free. Wonderful coffee shop in the old... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very good historical visit, with lots of room for children to play and often good events. The hew garden is great. And the museum is well done. However, the cafe is very poor, with machine coffee and a tiny range of food. Not worthy of such an important attraction. There are restaurants and a good tea shop... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I'vebeen to some great castles, Hever, Dover, Leeds... but Kenilworth is not intact and restored to its original glory, like those castles. It is a romantic ruin and well worth a visit. It began its decline during the Cromwell period but before that it was the home of Robert Dudley, ElizabethI's Eyes. Their love story is fascinating to Tudor enthusiasts... More

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Coventry
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've been here many on many occasions as it is right on our doorstep, well practically. It is English Heritage, so there is a big plus to start with. The grounds are always beautifully kept and the place just oozes history. Take a walk in the fields that border the castle, at sundown on a Summer evening in particular, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fantastic place we wandered round for hours. The good weather helped along with the excellent audio tour included in the price. Much better than Warwick Castle for those with a real interest in history.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Kenilworth beautiful city Historical site Good price for the ticket Good store, elegant souvenirs to see and buy.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is absolutely brilliant, almost 900 years old and it has been involved in quite a few royal incidents over those many centuries of existence. I really felt educated and humbled by coming here. As you would expect quite a few “new” things have been built during those 900 years, so you have a wide range of buildings from... More

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