Kenilworth Castle

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Kenilworth Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,537 contributions
Excellent Castle & Gardens
Jul 2021
Kenilworth Castle and gardens is a stunning place to visit especially when the sun is shining, certainly brings the place alive. The staff are worth talking to, for some of the history about the place, some great views of the surrounding area and a pleasant place to visit.
Written July 23, 2021
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,628 contributions
Lovely Castle. Tranquil Setting
Jun 2021 • Couples
A fantastic ruin in a lovely setting

Well presented history with a tranquil ambiance

Lovely Elizabeth garden

Nice open spaces

Good for a picnic or to enjoy the on site cafe and restaurant
Written July 23, 2021
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Paula R
3 contributions
Historical interest
Jul 2021 • Couples
We stopped off on our way to the Cotswolds. Beautiful ruins and gardens but unfortunately, the weather was extremely hot so we didn't see as much as we would have liked. We will definitely be visiting again in the not too distant future. It was well organised and staff were friendly.
Written July 20, 2021
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anteallachleicester
Leicester, UK552 contributions
So much to see.
Jun 2021 • Couples
First time visiting this venue with our English Heritage memberships.

We had quite a few hours here exploring the buildings and exhibits. We didn’t know the place was so big!

The ruins are quite extensive and it was great to be able to use the viewing platforms to see them at different levels. Lots of interesting information boards around too. The gardens are beautifully planted and the lawned areas perfect for picnics.

The only downside of visiting here is the inadequate loos for the number of visitors there (only 2 ladies cubicles). Also the street signage at the entrance is very faded and overgrown, so we almost missed the way in as it’s round a blind bend.

Overall though we had a very good day out and would recommend.
Written July 20, 2021
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Foodie Coventry
Coventry, UK8 contributions
Perfect sunday out
Aug 2020
Worth it, nice place to visit with kids! Beautiful gardens and a nice little coffee shop. very helpful staff!
Written July 20, 2021
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lizandianp
surrey934 contributions
Almost every part is accessable. A wonderful experience.
Jul 2021
Somehow English Heritage have managed to erect stairs to almost all areas of the ruins reaching the highest towers , in Leicester's building by means off sturdy metal stairs and galleries and elsewhere by weathered oak stairs with good hand rails.

Explanation boards give excellent explanations of what were the functions of the various buildings.

Do not miss the Elizabethan knot garden behind the Great Tower or the beautiful gatehouse, a perfect little castle in itself.

A wonderful visit which I would be happy to repeat.abp
Written July 16, 2021
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VeneziaNewmarket
Mildenhall, UK161 contributions
Fabulous
Jun 2021
A brilliant day out at a lovely castle. So much historical information available on strategically placed boards. Nice tea rooms and ver6 helpful staff. Recommend.
Written July 10, 2021
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Kayliegh H
Cannock, UK192 contributions
Beautiful place!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Drove past this place plenty of times and finally managed a visit, managed to find half price tickets with our M&S Sparks card so only paid £7.50 each great bargain! Parking is pay and display at the front with a gift shop just on your way in, the Ruins and grounds really are beautiful and so interesting when you read the available information in different areas we had a great time as you follow it round to the stables inside is a cafe serving a selection of hot and cold food and drinks with a large outside table area we luckily dropped on a nice day so sat outside comfortably, at the back on the castle is the Victorian garden with a large Aviary lovely to look at and smelt beautiful definitely worth a visit all staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.
Written July 9, 2021
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rtcfix
Cranleigh, UK263 contributions
Fascinating
Jun 2021
Having read so much about Kenilworth Castle over the years I was reaally looking forward to seeing it. I wasn't disappointed. Yes, it is a ruin, but there is enough to be able imagine it in its glory. I am looking forward to returning again
Written July 4, 2021
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Cairo27
Coventry, UK121 contributions
Lovely family day out as long as you do not need the loo!
Jun 2021
I use to come here with my young children who liked to run around as other children were doing today. My boys have now grown up and we came as a mature couple. Not a lot has changed in ten years. It is a nice day out for a family. But had I not been a member I would not have paid to visit and park, too expensive for what was on offer. I can never fathom why EH invest so little in the toilet facilities? My membership money rightly should be spent on the upkeep of historical buildings. The horrid toilet block that housed just two toilets was still there ten years later. Advised that it had been recently revamped but only one toilet in operation. There was a queue of ten ladies in front of me, is this really the best we can offer visitors in 2021?I did a quick visit and went to Marks for the coffee and loo. It may be a boring point but visitors need to use toilets! Some mature ones may even have medical conditions that mean they cannot queue for fifteen minutes each time. Great shame!
Written June 27, 2021
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