In its heyday, Kenilworth was more like an estate than a castle. The main building is mostly a ruin now, but there are still many nooks and crannies to explore, and each part of the castle and grounds is stunning and historic.
There is a free audio tour included with the reasonable admission price, and on the Monday we visited we had almost the entire castle to ourselves. The audio tour really enhanced our experience and the whole castle and grounds take a surprisingly long time to explore.
Be sure to explore the outbuildings - the coach house is a good starting point as it has a museum.as well as a tea room.
Given this was early April, the gardens were showing only a small sample of the grandeur they must display when in bloom.
English Heritage always does a great job of preserving sites and making history accessible at an affordable price. Highly recommended.
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