Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
Kenilworth Castle is one of the most breathtaking castle ruins in England. During its 900 year history it has been owned by numerous Kings, used as a prison and been the setting for the longest siege in British history.
Elizabeth I gave Kenilworth Castle to Robert Dudley in 1563 and today, visitors can view an exhibition on the story of their relationship which includes items on loan from museums and private collections.
Kenilworth Castle is an English Heritage site and has recently undergone a multi million pound investment project. The gatehouse, originally built for Elizabeth 1, has been renovated and is now dressed and furnished as it might have appeared in the 1930's. The Elizabethan garden has also been painstakingly restored replicate its original glory from 1575, complete with fountains and ornate borders.
Visitors can take wander through the ruins at their own pace, take an hour long audio tour and enjoy a picnic in the grounds. There is a visitor centre, tea shop and gift shop.
Family Ticket £20.80
English Heritage Members, Free.
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