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Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
Phone Number: +44 370 333 1181
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Amazing historical site

Was wonderful to walk through and around the castle grounds. The unique nature of the castle meant that you could compare defensive Norman conquest structures with the more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was wonderful to walk through and around the castle grounds. The unique nature of the castle meant that you could compare defensive Norman conquest structures with the more glamorous Tudor structures within the ground. Lots of information to educate you on the times. Wonderful exhibition about Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth

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Thank Edward A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is plenty to look at here and a really great mix with both the small garden area, the ruins and the surviving building/exhibition. I was a little disappointed to see there were birds in the aviary in the gardens to be honest. I can't see that it is necessary to keep captive birds, just a personal dislike. But we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fascinating historic ruin, that allows you to "time travel" through from the Conqueror to today by tracing the development of the castle and its occupants, some famous, some infamous, through its buildings. I've always wanted to visit so our recent journey, south to north, was planned with an overnight stay in Kenilworth so we could do justice to the... More 

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Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing display lasting 40 minutes and all for £10 complete with a laser display The third largest in the UK

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Thank HarryW54
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kenilworth Castle is a fine example of Elizabethan history. The site isn't as big as other similar sites, but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in atmosphere and a fulfilling experience. Every time we've visited Kenilworth, there has been some event or other taking place. These have included falconry displays, knight training for the children and... More 

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Thank Karl B
Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the princess and knight themed day and it was brilliant for the children. There were different activities for the children to do such as sword fighting, archery class and story telling. As well as looking around the castle ruins itself. We took a picnic as lots of picnic spots on grass and a few benches to eat... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impression not great,as entrance very badly sighed and awkward to turn into.Could easily be remembered. The English Heritage lady in the shop seemed quite taken aback that I would rather pay £11 to visit than £55 for the years membership.Some of us travel rarely! The castle itself was magnificent-quite enormous though a ruin. Bitterly cold day,which curtailed our visit... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a bit of time to fill in at Kenilworth whilst waiting for some family members to arrive. We decided to take a quick look at the castle. A quick look? No way! We were there for a couple of hours and could have stayed longer. It is a fascinating place, rich with history and the audio guides are... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous little town ,beautiful period houses, lovely restaurants , the old town I is particularly quaint

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Thank 997shiraz
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with family. Mediaeval fair on, very interesting. In some ways the ruins add to the character of the place. A re-enactment of the famous siege took place and it was done with great gusto. Only a short walk out of Kenilworth but there are free shuttles.

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