Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
Kenilworth Castle allows you to imagine how life when Queen Elizabeth I frequented the area. Rich in history, the castle claims to be the site of the longest siege in English history, lasting six months in 1266 CE. The castle itself offers numerous architectural styles, evolving from its original design as a Norman tower into a Renaissance palace. The Elizabethan Gardens on site, once lost for over 400 years, are now restored to their former glory. They feature carved arbors, a bejwelled aviary, and the spectacular marble fountain. Explore the castle ruins and the Elizabethan Garden while listening to the audio tour--for both adults and children--which is included in the price of the ticket. Be sure to visit the exhibition in the gatehouse, which provides a comprehensive overview of the castle and the history of the area. Make Kenilworth Castle a centerpiece of your Kenilworth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kenilworth travel itinerary planner.
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  • We had a wonderful day here with my 4 year old son and 3 year old niece. The Halloween activities were fantastic, particularly the story teller telling spooky stories!  more »
  • Kenilworth Castle was perhaps made most famous by Sir Walter Scott in his novel published in 1821, with the story set in 1575 leading up to a state visit by Queen Elizabeth to Robert Dudley, Earl of....  more »
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