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Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth is an attractive historical town in the English county of Warwickshire. Kenilworth grew up around the now-ruined castle that is a striking centrepiece to the town, notable for being the seat of power of revolutionary baron Simon de Montfort.

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By train[edit]

1 Kenilworth railway station is central. Frequent trains run north to Coventry and south to Leamington Spa. Change at Coventry for Birmingham (40 mins) and London Euston (90 mins).

By car[edit]

Exit A46 between Warwick and Coventry onto A452 north into town. A452 continues north towards Birmingham, and south to Leamington Spa.

By bus[edit]

Stagecoach buses connect Kenilworth to Coventry, Warwick, Warwick University, Leamington Spa, and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. Change in Coventry for further afield.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kenilworth

See[edit]

Kenilworth Castle in winter
  • 1 Kenilworth Castle, Castle Green, off Castle Road CV8 1NG (S of village off B4103), +44 1926 852078, fax: +44 1926 851514. Mar-Sept 10:00-18:00, Oct 10:00-17:00, Nov-Dec & Jan-Feb Sa Su 10:00-16:00, Mar 10:00-16:00. An impressive castle ruin, built by the Normans, re-built by the Lancastrians & Elizabethans: its glory days were in the 1570s when Dudley entertained the Queen here, and hoped to marry her. It was dismantled by Cromwell. You enter from the south along a causeway that once dammed a great defensive lake, and was used as a tilt-yard for jousting. Within the ruins are two exhibitions: on the castle's history especially under Dudley, and on the modern Lord Kenilworth, John Davenport Siddeley (1866-1953) the motor & aviation magnate. Adults £12.50, children £7.50, concessions £11.30. Kenilworth Castle (Q1738764) on Wikidata Kenilworth Castle on Wikipedia

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  • 1 The Famous Virgins & Castle, 7 High St CV8 1LY (just N of Abbey Fields), +44 1926 853737. M-F 11:00-23:00, Sa 09:00-00:00, Su 09:00-22:30. One of the oldest pubs in Warwickshire. Excellent English and Filipino food. Pub quiz on Monday nights. £5-15.
  • 2 The Green Man, 168 Warwick Rd CV8 1HS, +44 1926 863061. 10:00-23:00, F Sa to 00:00. Pub in mock-Tudor building, does pizzas, burgers, fish etc.

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Map of places with Wikivoyage articles nearby

Take the bus to Warwick and visit Warwick Castle or to the spa town of Leamington

Routes through Kenilworth
Stratford-upon-AvonWarwick  SW UK road A46.svg NE  Coventry


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