Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.
In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth into a lavish palace. The castle’s fortifications were dismantled in 1650, and the ruins later became famous thanks in part to Walter Scott’s 1821 romance Kenilworth.
Off Castle Road Kenilworth
Warwick or Coventry 5 miles
In Kenilworth off A46. Clearly signposted from the town centre, off B4103
Johnsons of Henley 539 passes the castle site; Travel West Midlands 11 & 11X; Stagecoach U12 all serve Kenilworth from surrounding area
English Heritage operates a small car park opposite the entrance to Kenilworth Castle. A car parking charge applies of £3 for the whole day. Alternatively, there are a number of other car parks within the vicinity of Kenilworth Castle, and on street parking is available.
Access information is available from the English Heritage website here.
Screenings will still go ahead in inclement weather conditions and are never cancelled more than 12 hours ahead of the screening time as the weather can change rapidly.
We advise customers to bring waterproofs if needed and dress for the Great British Summer! For more information please see our FAQs page.
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