Of all the castles of England, Kenilworth Castle ranks as one of the most break-taking ruins and located close to Ettington Park Hotel makes a great day out with the family in Warwickshire.

Kenilworth is a beautiful little town in Warwickshire, sandwiched between Leamington Spa and the urban concrete of Coventry. The castle is located towards the outskirts of the town and was originally a true Medieval stronghold. During Tudor times the castle evolved into a glorious palace that was, quite literally, fit for a Queen – Elizabeth I.

Today, Kenilworth Castle is managed by English Heritage, who do an excellent job of maintaining the site and providing historical interpretation. There is plenty to see and to do in the castle to occupy a day’s visit.

Image credit: ©English Heritage

Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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