Kenilworth Castle - English Heritage

Kenilworth Castle through the trees
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

1 April - 30 September 2014
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

1 October - 2 November 2014
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

3 November 2014 - 15 February 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve
24 Dec 2014 Closed
Christmas Day
25 Dec 2014 Closed
Boxing Day
26 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year’s Eve
31 Dec 2014 Closed
New Year's Day
1 Jan 2015 Closed

16 February - 20 February 2015
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

21 February - 29 March 2015
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Admission charges

Adult £9.30
Child (5-15) £5.60
Concessions £8.40
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £24.20

Discounts

  • English Heritage
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Knights' Tournament

  • 24 — 25 May 2015 11am-5pm *on now

Marvel at our noble knights as they take on the ultimate medieval contest. Swords will be wielded, archery skills tested and helmets battered as these skilled men are put to the test in each nail-biting round. Soak up the sights and sounds of daily life in a medieval encampment and smell the food cooked on an open fire. Let your little knights feel the weight of real armour and burn off energy in battle drills.

Admission

Adult £11.70 Child £7.10 Concession £10.50 Family £30.50. Price includes entry to site and event. Purchase your tickets today using our online system below or by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Tickets will also be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Discover Kenilworth Castle Discovery Visit

Join a special guided tour to discover more about this incredible castle. Choose from life in a castle, medieval life, the Tudors or the English Civil War.
Duration: 1 1/4 hours
Key Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4, History

How to obtain

Call 0121 625 6864 to book a 1¼ hour session, available every weekday during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19507 for more information.

Medieval Realms Discovery Visit

Tour the outer curtain wall and inner bailey with your guide and discover how the castle was attacked and defended. Handle real and replica artefacts and piece together our 3D contour map to reveal why Kenilworth Castle was built here.
Duration: Full day
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 0121 625 6864 to book this full day session, available every weekday during term time. Price £60 per group of up to 30 pupils until April 2009, £75 per group after April 2009. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19507 for more information.

Meet a Medieval Soldier Discovery Visit

Venture into history with a costumed guide on a tour to fire the imagination. How did armies attack the castle and how did those inside keep them out? Discover medieval food, living conditions (including toilets!), medieval surgery and a glimpse into the dark world of crime and punishment.
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 0121 625 6864 to book a 1½ hour session, available June 8–10 and 12 2009. Price £75 per group. Visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.19507 for more information.

Kenilworth Castle - English Heritage
Castle Green
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 1NE
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kenilworth-castle/

E-mail

customers@english-heritage.org.uk

Telephone

01926 852078

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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