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Kenilworth Castle

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Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
Phone Number: 443703331181
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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I went on a bright warm and very clear day. This yielded the best scene, walks and opportunity for fertile photography. There is a restaurant on the grounds and very comfortable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Zaid D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on a bright warm and very clear day. This yielded the best scene, walks and opportunity for fertile photography. There is a restaurant on the grounds and very comfortable to eat there. The Tudor gardens and building to explore inside is great. Allow at least four hours especially if you are a wanderer. Oh the top views are... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forget the over-priced kiddies theme park that is Warwick Castle and come here. The castle has been the site of many important events--including a bloody siege and the abdication (in 1327) of King Edward II. This is certainly the best castle in the area. It has Norman, 14th-century and Elizabethan sections (along with a restored Elizabethan garden). Although much is... More 

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Kenilworth, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I joined English heritage and it's been a brilliant idea all around. For 49 quid I can take upto 6 kids with into the grounds and castle. The kids can run round on their own whilst we sat at the cafe and chilled with a very nice coffee. Lovely grounds always something to look at any time of year. We... More 

Thank Mandy A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The extensive ruins and grounds are interesting to visit. The castle has an important place in English history which is explained in detail using the handsets provided.

Thank Trombob
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't decide on whether to visit Warwick or Kenilworth castles but in the end decided in Kenilworth as it appeared to be more factual and less Disney Land. There's not much to keep kids entertained at Kenilworth but for adults it's great. Easy parking and a dramatic walk to the castle. Good, free audio tour keeps you informed although it... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having come from the Warwick Castle Experience, this was a breath of fresh air. A beautiful English castle managed sensitively and with the minimum of commercialism unlike the former. There is a large car park, a small gift shop and an attractive cafe set in the grand stable block. There are loads of ruins to roam around and on and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning garden and castle full of history. Even if it is a ruins left there, it's a beautiful place to visit, loads to see!!! Would recommend a visit to everyone!!

Thank Amirah D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An extensive site dating from Norman Times with Tudor extensions. There is a fascinating recreation of a Tudor Garden and an interesting exhibition on the relationship between Eli9zabeth 1 and Robert Dudley whose residence it was -The guidebook and free audio guide also provide ample expanation and are highly recommended.

Thank YsanneB
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here some 25 years ago, and were quite frankly underwhelmed. When we returned this month we were delighted at the improvements. You could now safely climb some of the towers for great views, the gatehouse had been renovated with an interesting exhibition, the long barn served as excellent refreshments, and the reconstructed garden was an amazing innovation. Good... More 

Thank Andrew S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very interesting castle to look around. There are a lot of stairs to get to the top, but if you can do them it's worth it, as the views are amazing. It's a bit confusing with the audio tour as its not clear where the next area is on it. It took us a couple hours to... More 

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