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Kenilworth Castle

Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
+44 1926 852078
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A castle for adults

Forget Warwick Castle... that’s been ruined by Merlin Entertainments. Kenilworth Castle is one for... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
DBailey635
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Bath, United Kingdom
Brilliant

We had a beautiful day. Grandparents, parents, children aged 4,5 & 6 and the dog. Staff extremely... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
chocolatewine49
,
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“english heritage” (213 reviews)
“old stables” (39 reviews)
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Castle Green | Off Castle Road, Kenilworth CV8 1NE, England
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+44 1926 852078
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"english heritage"
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"elizabethan garden"
in 110 reviews
"old stables"
in 39 reviews
"audio tour"
in 62 reviews
"robert dudley"
in 79 reviews
"stable block"
in 33 reviews
"queen elizabeth"
in 25 reviews
"information boards"
in 43 reviews
"tea room"
in 52 reviews
"car park"
in 78 reviews
"run around"
in 18 reviews
"bank holiday"
in 23 reviews
"ticket office"
in 21 reviews
"lots of history"
in 22 reviews
"sunny day"
in 38 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 25 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Forget Warwick Castle... that’s been ruined by Merlin Entertainments. Kenilworth Castle is one for the adults to visit (with occasional well-behaved kids in tow). The ruin hails from Norman through to Tudor times, and after spending a fortune restoring it, was Robert Dudley's last hope...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We had a beautiful day. Grandparents, parents, children aged 4,5 & 6 and the dog. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Lydia, our guide really brought the history to life. Also genuinely dog friendly. Looking forward to the siege later in the year. Thanks. Sue C

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Kenilworth castle yesterday, 12th, haven't been here for over a decade it's changed a lot for the better!. I loved the Knott garden and bird avery,lots to take photos of and the views from towers is good,shame it was very misty. There...More

Thank marg_smudge
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a beautiful place me and my husband go a few times a year and have taken the grandkids in the easter holidays to explore if you wanting a good day out choose this place then have a walk down to the high street...More

Thank dorrean j
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

One of the largest and most important castles in the uk , in a state as it has been since the civil war . Lovely restored elizabethan gardens , a serious amount of thought has gone into them . Security at the entrance seemed none...More

Thank Peter e
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This place really has the Wow factor. And especially with all that history. So impressive even from the car park. If you live anywhere near then make sure you make an effort to visit, it'll be well worth it. I don't know where to start...More

Thank allanb747
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

So worth a visit. Easy to find/get to. Fabulous views. Nice walks. Tea rooms in a fabulous building with a lovely choice of drinks and eats. Would I visit here again? ABSOLUTELY

Thank Trevaskus
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Castle is full of history and wonderful views from the ramparts. It is an ideal place to let the children run around and there was plenty of activities for them. It is wheelchair friendly in parts and even had a lift to view the...More

Thank Tricky-of-the-Pool
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Stepping in to the walls of history gave us goosebumps! We enjoyed every minute of the tour amidst the rain. Would recommend it to everyone specially those who are interested to travel back in time. Very helpful and knowledgeable staffs. Would love to visit this...More

Thank Bermudatravellers12
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Brilliant place to walk around, though the audio tour is a bit confusing, We lost our way tryiing to follow the route, but the content of the commentary is very well done. English Heritage are aware of the difficulties with the audio tour and have...More

1  Thank 424vivb
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PedroCampana
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The car park belongs to Kenilworth Council. They are the ones who patrol it and ticket people although the castle staff keep it clean and litter free. If you put £2 in that covers you all day and if you are going into the... More
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