Kenilworth is best known for its Castle but the town itself is worth exploring to see the well-preserved historic buildings in the High Street and Bridge Street. Abbey Fields is a public open space around the Abbey ruins.
One of Britain's finest ruined castles, Kenilworth Castle was a vast medieval fortress which survived a long seige.
Queen Elizabeth I's favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, converted the castle into an Elizabethan Palace fit for the queen.
Views over the castle and surrounding countryside from modern viewing platforms installed within the tall 'Leicester's Building'.
Elizabethan Garden recreated by English Heritage. Tearoom. Tel. 01926 852078.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1700 Oct). Nov-Mar, SSu (also WThF in Mar) 1000-1600.
The history of Kenilworth from the Bronze Age to the present day, including information on
Kenilworth Abbey (originally Priory). Admission free.
Open Easter-mid Sep, Sun & BH 1430-1630.