Kenilworth Castle - English Heritage

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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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

1-31 Oct daily 10am-5pm, 1 Nov-12 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 13-17 Feb daily 10am-4pm, 18 Feb-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges

8.00/7.20/4.80/20.80

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Clash of the Knights - The Finale!

  • 24 — 25 August 2014 11am-5pm

Sir William Marshall, the greatest knight in England, has assembled knights from throughout the land to do battle for prizes and glory at Kenilworth Castle. With bow, lance and shield, the Knights and their teams will compete on foot and horseback in the exciting conclusion to English Heritage’s season of clashing knights. Pick your favourite knight and cheer him on!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0870 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.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

Ghosts and Ghouls Challenge for Kids

  • 27 — 31 October 2014

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by contacting the site directly or visiting in person.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

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.

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