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Kenilworth Castle

Address: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Hawarden, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful ruin with magnificent views (Turner painted it ). The formal garden has been beautifully replanted and adds greatly to the romance of its Elizabethan hey day.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The atmosphere of this park is phenomenal especially when visiting in the summer. Would love to go back there again sometimes. I liked rolling down the hills.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As the previous reviewer commented, the castle is very atmospheric and rather uplifting for some reason that I can't explain, despite our visit being on a day where we were constantly engulfed by freezing fog! Even to modern eyes that are regularly used to seeing buildings on a larger scale the castle is still impressive despite it's semi ruinous state... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

i had lovely day with my family, this place has nice atmosphere, bring you to like a haven walk around never feel sad here.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Really enjoyed this, especially when compared to Warwick castle. Commercialism not as blatent, food and café much much nicer and a more authentic castle feel. We had a great day out (we went on a day when there was activities throughout - worth checking what's on that day) with a two and one year old.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had really nice time! Walk around the place! Had a really nice weather so that was a big plus! I recomend this place to everybody!

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

For a rather unknown castle, it is big and epic! I had never heard of this castle until a friend recommend it to me a couple of months ago. It's cute, a little off the tourism radar so you get more of an authentic feel. Try it :)

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Kenilworth Castle was just fabulous. The audio guide was very informative along with the signage and exhibitions, but what was just great was being able to just wander and explore at your own pace, going into the many nooks and crannies all around. The children visiting were loving the freedom of this place too and I am sure their imagination... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Castle was in full xmas mood and the whole extended family had a great day. Kids and teenagers running around adults toured castle ruins and then had coffee and a long chat

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was staying in Kenilworth for a work's Christmas party and decided to get up early and take some pictures of the castle. At this time of year, the castle is closed every day except for weekends, but you can get quite to the castle entrance and there are plenty of pathways and roads around the whole structure. I was... More 

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