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Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
Phone Number: 0370 333 1181
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Kenilworth Castle has to be one of the unsung gems of the Midlands. Run by English Heritage it offers an insight into an Elizabethan castle with a backdrop of the relationship... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Kenilworth Castle has to be one of the unsung gems of the Midlands. Run by English Heritage it offers an insight into an Elizabethan castle with a backdrop of the relationship between Elizabeth 1 and Robert Dudley. Excellent displays around the Castle buildings fill you with details of the history of the castle and the Dudley family. The views from... More 

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a really interesting place to visit for all ages. There's plenty to explore in the castle itself and the grounds. Because of the well-planned walkways you're able to walk along most of the castle walls as well as investigating the various interior parts of the castle. The restored Elizabethan garden is beautiful. Food and drink is available in... More 

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to visit this castle for a while and wasn’t disappointed. There is plenty of parking in a pay-and-display on-site car park, I think you can get a refund for this if you visit the castle but we are English Heritage members so didn’t need to pay anyway. The staff in the reception were happy and helpful. We... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was interesting to see the castle built in the time of Robin Hood.... We didn't get inside but just walked outside ...

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Northwich
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A ruined castle? Yes Boring? No Get the audio tour and enjoy a history lesson central to English history. Learn about the Virgin Queen, Henry 8th, and other people publicised by Will Shakespeare. At the same time watch kids playing with cardboard crowns and plastic swords. At the same time see families playing football in the grounds. Allow at least... More 

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bishops stortford
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nicely organised by English Heritage. Lots to see and masses of history to absorb and enjoy. Particularly enjoyed climbing on the walls to take in the views all round.

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Birmingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely day spent here on May bank holiday. We were unable to park onsite but a free shuttle bus operated from the town nearby which was there and waiting as soon as we arrived. Friendly staff on the gate offering membership and instructions/maps etc. there were lots of live shows, falconry, horse shows, 'Elizabeth I' arriving, weapons firing, jesters the... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The castle is steeped in history, which is well told via an audio tour and information boards. Very welcoming reception at the ticket office with clear directions and highlights to be seen. while largely ruined, the gatehouse building is intact and houses some attractive rooms. The recreated Elizabethan garden is stunning. The recently opened "Tower Views" walkways, give an interesting... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The stable block is delightful and the other ruined buildings very atmospheric. Friendly staff and informative audio guide.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Here over the Easter holidays for the 1st time, car parking was easy and only £2 for the day plus you got it refunded with payment into the castle! For 2 adults, 2 children and a 2 year old I think we ended up paying around £20. The castle is essentially a ruin, with some inside areas but... More 

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