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Kenilworth Castle

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Address: Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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Historic Warwickshire at its best!

A fantastic castle, some parts of which are still inhabited. Not as commercialised as the other local castle at Warwick... great walks, views, they have tours and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic castle, some parts of which are still inhabited. Not as commercialised as the other local castle at Warwick... great walks, views, they have tours and activities... Amble at your leisure... Local Kenilworth shops not far away..

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great day out for the family especially if there is an re enactment or special event on. Excellent cafe in historic, atmospheric barn and on one visit there were Tudor Musicians playing. We have visited Kenilworth for over twenty years and on each visit English Heritage have improved or added to the exhibitions.Like many EH attractions the castle is... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A ruined castle that you need to use your imagination to recreate but worth the effort. A large site with space to take a picnic and soak up the atmosphere. I've been many times but never felt bored. The Elizabethan garden is a pleasure to walk around especially on a quiet day. There have been recent improvements to the way... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is much more than your usual ruined castle, with buildings ranging through various historical periods. Well presented, and well worth spending a couple of hours at least on the site.

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northampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the is not much of the castle remaining we still had an enjoyable day out. We went in the summer and wished we had taken a picnic as they are many nice places to sit. The walk way around the ruins gives a different perspective to the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make you way to the top and imagine you are standing next to Queen Elizabeth 1st looking out of her bedroom window all those years ago. True you have no roof over your head, you are exposed to the elements and the fields in front of you were at that time a mere but let your imagination take over. What... More 

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

Over the past 20 years we have, at times, been regular visitors to Kenilworth Castle and it has to be said that, on a fine summer day, it is a lovely place to take children, enjoy a picnic and delve into a little bit of Warwickshire's history. They do some great themed days which are extremely entertaining and enjoyable and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a relatively unknown Jewel but well worth a visit. A very important historical ste, not in a flash way but with genuine atmosphere. It could do with more investment but well done Englush Heritage for what you have done.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit and the history there is really interesting. Audio tours are a must and it is good value for money

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle has so much history and has real atmosphere. The guides are very knowledgeable. Even sitting in the tea room, which is housed in the converted stables is fascinating

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