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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions in the West Midlands, and one of the most spectacular castle ruins in England. A brilliant day out for the whole family, set in vast grounds perfect for exploring with the castle as dramatic backdrop.

Keniworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for over 900 years, from medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace. Today, you can marvel at the mighty Norman keep, explore the exhibition at the Gatehouse, climb the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth, and imagine the majesty of the medieval monarch and early Tudor kings in the Great Hall!

All families can use the children's audio tours, which are included in the admission price. There's also the Step Inside Activity Pack, with puzzles and activities for children to complete as they explore the castle.

The newly recreated Elizabethan Garden, lost for 400 years, is now open to visitors once more. A paradise for garden lovers, wander through this sumptuous landscape as Queen Elizabeth I would have done herself. Cool!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 1NE, England


Click here to visit Kenilworth Castle's website
0370 333 1181

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00am - 18:00

1st - 31st October 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

1st November - 23rd December 2017: Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

27th December - 31st December 2017: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

1st January - 18th February 2018: Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

19th -25th February 2018: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

26th February - 29th March 2018: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission

Adults: £10.70

Kids (5-15): £6.70

Concessions: £9.60

Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £27.80

Last Entry

30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome on the grounds. Assistance/Guide Dogs welcome throughout the site. 

Guest suitability

Upper floors mainly reached by spiral staircases.

Parking facilities

Bank Holidays: £2.00


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