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Kenilworth Castle

Address: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent the day at Kenilworth (once we got parked!). For such a popular place only two things let it down. Car parking out of season, and the cafe facilities. Not only colder inside than out, but nowhere near enough staff to cope with demands of school holidays. Or the food to keep up. On the very major plus side,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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138 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We didn't arrive until midday and the car park was rammed, we were surprised by the size of the car park for the castle. Staff were friendly and attentive at the reception but no audio guides was offered. There is a lot to peruse with an exhibition in the Stables tea room and Leicester's gatehouse. The remains of the castle... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I passed Kenilworth Castle every day for many years, without ever going in. It wasn't until I dated an Aussie who asked me all about it, and had questions I could not answer, that I ventured in to expand my mind!! It is a stunning castle, with rich history, great information panels throughout, and as a bonus, some stunning country... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Kenilworth castle is mainly ruins but it has so many nooks, crannies, steps down to dead ends and stairways up high with amazing views. The remains of the castle are beautiful and have such an aura about them. Our 4 year old son absolutely loved it. A lovely garden, surprisingly large unusual avery, a gatehouse with old furniture in and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Me and my Partner visited this Castlw during a day out in Warwickshire and was presently surprised at the size and condition of the place. Admission fee wasn't to high although I can't remember how much it was but felt like we got our money's worth. Started out by going round the main castle and very nice to see it... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Visited with the family here over half term, first visit and were very impressed with the castle, yes it's in ruins, but it is easy to picture how this was an impressive fortress before it's ruin in the 1600s. There were plenty of activities laid on, yes this was half term and they don't always run as many activities in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As many other reviewers have said, it is more of a ruins than a preserved castle but that's not a bad thing. The ruins make you imagine what it could have looked like with the descriptions as an aid which makes it more fun. Also, the gatehouse is still in perfect condition and the exhibition on the top floor is... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The castle may be a ruin but it's an accessible one . The views from the battlements are impressive and all the elements of the castle and the later Elizabethan ruins are well documented. Visit also the Gatehouse and enjoy listening to the knowledgeable guides. Walk around the castle for a more distant but comprehensive view of its location. And,... More 

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Temuka, New Zealand
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

More ruins than castle but had a different feel to other Castles we visited on this trip. The views from the top were impressive, it was odd to see a ruins wall with a jet aircraft in the skyline behind in my photos. Sadly being winter the formal gardens were all wrapped to prevent frost and snow damage, be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Have a kenilworth pass for the castle and go here quite a lot in the summer. Nice walk and gardens. If anyone lives In kenilworth and hasn't yet got there pass it's worth it

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