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Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden

Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle -


Castle Green
Castle Road


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Tread the footsteps of a queen in the newly recreated Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle; a replica of one of the greatest gardens of the Elizabethan age.

Originally created for Queen Elizabeth I by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester at a time when he still hoped to marry her, this was a garden designed to seduce and beguile its visitors.

Now, using advances in garden archaeology, along with the survival of an extraordinary eye-witness description from 1575, visitors are able to experience the sights, sounds and scents that would have greeted Queen Elizabeth I when she first walked its paths, as she made her progress around England.

Magnificent carved arbours; a bejewelled aviary; planting abundant in colour, perfume and fruits and an 18-foot-high fountain carved from dazzling Carrara marble are just some of the glories that make Kenilworth Castle’s new addition the most complete picture of an Elizabethan garden anywhere in the world.

The re-creation of the garden marks the end of a £3 million investment project including the refurbishment of Leicester’s gatehouse and stables, meaning there is now more than ever to see and do as you step back in time at Kenilworth Castle.

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Kenilworth castle launches new season of guided tours

If the walls of Kenilworth Castle could talk, what tales they would tell … as visitors to England’s largest ruined castle will find out when a new eight week programme of guided tours starts in September.

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posted 11/09/2012 11:00:00

Knights to the tiltyard! Jousting at Kenilworth castle

The tips of their wooden lances are being prepared, the horses readied and the adrenaline is beginning to flow for Kenilworth Castle’s knights as they prepare for the Midlands’ summer sporting highlight... Forget the Olympics, this is a Grand Medieval Joust!

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posted 17/07/2012 00:00:00



By Road

Get off at junction 15 on the M40 northbound. Take the exit signposted the A46 for Warwick. Follow the A46 until you get to Kenilworth, then follow signs for town centre, where the castle is well signposted

By Public Transport

Train access:

Coventry and Leamington Spa (5 miles) and Warwick (7 miles)

Bus access:

From Coventry, Leamington Spa and Warwick - Stagecoach X17 and 16; Travel West Midlands 12; Johnsons 539 and 543; weekends only - Stagecoach U2 and U17. Alight at the top of Abbey Fields Park or at the Clock Tower - the castle is a 10-15 minute walk from here.

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