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Kenilworth Castle

Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
+44 1926 852078
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Romantic ruins, but ruined by modern services engineers

Kenilworth is one of the most romantic ruined castles in England. Built in the 1120s, expanded by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
1000 Years of History

Fabulous day spent wandering around this historic castle. Lots of space for kids to run around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
+44 1926 852078
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Reviewed yesterday

Kenilworth is one of the most romantic ruined castles in England. Built in the 1120s, expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V, the romantic period is in the 16th century when Elizabeth I granted the castle to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester,...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous day spent wandering around this historic castle. Lots of space for kids to run around, fascinating ruins to explore and history to learn. The self-guided audio tour was great - didn't have to follow a set route around the castle. All the kids enjoyed...More

Thank neith2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a couple of hours here with my Husband, and really enjoyed the visit. Whilst the majority of this site is ruins, we thought this castle was stunning and it was easy to imagine how grand this must have been. Being able to walk around,...More

Thank Chubby81
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great piece of history which fires the imagination of every visitor, as to life here over the centuries. The 2 exhibitions were full of interesting timelines and stories of the famous people who had been connected to the Castle. The Restaurant provided a nice...More

Thank Janice E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Totally unexpected what we saw inside the castle, very interesting, set out as it was back in the day, the walled garden was beautiful with several different walks around the castle that are free of charge, nice restaurant for coffee and cakes

Thank Warwickshire8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of free parking available. Had a nice day wandering around the ruins. There wasn't a lot of information available when you looked round but the history was described in some displays in the cafe. Plenty of grass and benches if you want to take...More

Thank Victoria J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fab time at Kenilworth Castle. Went on a Bank Holiday and there was lots to do, especially for children. The staff are incredibly friendly here. The grounds are well kept and the ability to get to the top of the castle really...More

Thank BilboKMB
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history this is a great visit. Although most of the building was restored or re-designed and additions built in Tudor times the original building dates back to the Norman Conquest with later additions and repairs by the Duke of Lancaster...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is a huge part of our family life. Our children think of it as 'their castle' and we always enjoy a visit. School holidays and some weekends are particularly good times to visit as there are often special events on. All of them...More

Thank SpaTravellers22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially went to Kenilworth with a Gardeners World pass we have, and decided to visit as a spontaneous Sunday day out. We were completely thrilled with our decision. Beautiful gardens, and the castle itself is phenomenal. Perfect for all of the family. A Kenilworth...More

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17 April 2017|
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Response from venetianintown | Reviewed this property |
No but you can claim money back on entry
Gill B
11 January 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi Gill. Members enter for free. Non members pay £10.10, children pay £6.