Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden - Warwickshire

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West Midlands

Kenilworth, , CV8 1NE

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April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November


5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Ruins of medieval fortress/palace built by Robert Dudley to impress his love, Queen Elizabeth I. Follow in her footsteps in the re-created Tudor garden, explore the medieval kitchens & great hall & walk round the almost complete outer walls. 

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What we offer

Spectacular ruins of medieval fortress/p>alace built by Robert Dudley to impress his great love, Queen Elizabeth I - follow in her footsteps in the re-created Tudor garden, explore the medieval kitchens and great hall and walk round the almost complete outer walls.

What makes us a great choice?

Free entry for self-led learning groups

Free planning visits for learning group leaders

Award-winning property for education provision

Cross-curricular opportunities for all Key Stages, especially creative topics

Ideal for the Normans and medieval, Tudor and Civil War life

Reconstructed Tudor gardens

Education room and storage/lunch room

Handling collection and activities

Elizabeth and Dudley exhibition in the gatehouse

Interactive display in the tearoom

Safe, extensive grounds for letting off steam and picnics

Guidebook at 20% discount for learning group leaders

Hazard Information Sheet to help make risk assessments a doddle

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Our Organisers’ Packs contain information about property facilities and links to Teachers’ Kits with lots of ideas about what to do before, during and after a day-long trip. They also contain a permit which gives you free entry on the day and for a planning visit and a hazard information sheet to make risk assessments easy. A range of free images and ideas for learning can be found at http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk and in our online Heritage Learning magazine - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/education/heritage-learning/

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Children are encouraged to take photos, make films, drawings, music, drama and other creations. Share your ideas and images on Twitter and Flickr 

Risk Assessment Details

Group leaders can visit the property free of charge for a familiarisation trip. Property hazard information can be downloaded from our website.. Risk assessments are available for Discovery Visits.

Education Officer Information

Phone: 0870 333 0606 (9am-5pm weekdays)

Online - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/educationonlinebooking

If the property you wish to book is not listed please phone: 0870 333 0606


Pricing Information

Free entry for self-led learning groups .

Please contact us for details of all other options available.

Clothing Requirements

Visits are likely to involve a fair amount of walking on uneven ground up a steep hill. Stout walking shoes are recommended in all seasons. Some sites are in fairly exposed areas and may have limited cover so warm waterproof clothing is also recommended In hot weather sun cream sunhats and bottles of water are useful.

First Aid Information

First aid boxes are available at all properties and most have first aiders.

Available Facilities


Coach parking (collect permit from Visitor centre)


Picnic area



Good access to most of the site except keep

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities


Opening Hours & Information

Opening times

1 April – 31 Oct open regularly

1 Nov – 31 March open weekends only

Open exclusively for learning groups Mondays and Fridays in November and March

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