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Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden

Enjoy a great day out in Warwickshire at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden. One of the largest historic attractions in the West Midlands, the whole family will enjoy exploring the spectacular castle ruins. The ruins are best known as the home of Robert Dudley, the great love of Queen Elizabeth I. Dudley created an ornate palace here to impress his Queen in 1575. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth I in the authentically recreated Elizabethan Garden. Lost to the world for over 400 years, it is now open to visitors once more. Wander through carved arbours and marvel at the bejewelled aviary and marble fountain.

Don't Miss:
  • Costumed character days, as interpreters bring Elizabeth I to life
  • Our complimentary audio tour - and children's audio tour - which bring the site's 900 year history to life
  • The beautiful Elizabethan Gatehouse, and the painting of Elizabeth I shrouded in mystery


How much does it cost?

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Adult Gift Aid Price £10.30 
(Non-Gift Aid Price £9.30)

Child (5-15 years) Gift Aid Price £6.20 
(Non-Gift Aid Price £5.60)

Concession (are you eligible?) Gift Aid Price £9.30 
(Non-Gift Aid Price £8.40)

Family (2 adults, 3 children) Gift Aid Price £26.70 
(Non-Gift Aid Price £24.20)


How do I get there?

Address: Warwickshire - CV8 1NE Road Access: In Kenilworth off A46. Clearly signposted from the town centre, off B4103

Train Access: Warwick or Coventry 5 miles

Bus Access: Stagecoach in Warwickshire X17, Travel West Midlands 12 Coventry -Leamington Spa to within a few minutes walk. Both pass close to Coventry railway station & Leamington Spa

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Map Location: Map of location

Cycle Routes: Find the site on the National Cycle Network

Telephone: 01926 852078

Local Tourist Information: Kenilworth: 01926 748900

Opening Times

Opening Times

Opening times vary across the year.

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& Elizabethan Garden , Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NE

4.53 miles     01926 852078    

Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities

Now that we are in autumn everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to celebrate this lovely colourful season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the cooler, fresh air and the crunchy leaves under foot - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night by making sure that you, pets and your family know and follow the very important Fireworks Code. Have fun if you are going to an event or having friends and family round at home. It includes safety rules for sparklers too! You will also be able to download our Fireworks Code poster to display if you are hosting an event.