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An Enthralling Story

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Kenilworth has been welcoming visitors for over 900 years!

Historically important events happened here alongside real lives being lived, and these intertwine to create a story you can see, touch and experience for yourself.  From castles and record-breaking sieges to WW2 heroes and genius entrepreneurs, Kenilworth has some amazing stories to share.

What will be part of your story?

10 suggested things to do

Located amongst the ruins of the Abbey in Abbey Fields, the museum is housed in a 14th Century rectangular sandstone building of two storeys. Originally...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

The Norman and Gothic ruins of the Abbey of St. Mary the Virgin are to be found within the churchyard of St Nicholas and the...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

Kenilworth Books is a magical little place nestling in the heart of Kenilworth’s modern town, on Talisman Square. We have a large children’s section and...

 Shopping /  Kenilworth

Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Gardens is the star of Kenilworth’s show and has been described as "the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

At the head of Warwick Road by Abbey End stands the Kenilworth Clock Tower, on the site of a much earlier market cross. George Marshall...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

The old hamlet of Little Virginia sits close to the Castle, just off Castle Hill. It originally consisted of 15 cottages which date from the...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

Stoneleigh Abbey was founded by the Cistercians in 1154, but little trace remains of the original Abbey buildings except for the 14th-century Gatehouse. One of...

 Heritage /  Stoneleigh

The earthworks of The Pleasance lie half a mile to the west of the castle across what was once the  artificial lake of the Meer....

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

The Tipperary Inn is well known for as much for its quality food as its famous history. Set in beautiful countryside at Meer End, just...

 Pub /  Meer End

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Trails to discover more...

Castle & Abbey Trail

Castle & Abbey Trail

Uncover the monumental tale behind Kenilworth’s greatest treasures! A tale of...

3.5 miles|2 hours

Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

Kenilworth IS heritage, its name synonymous with history and stories. But...

3.5 miles|2.5 hours

Mystery of the Abbey

Mystery of the Abbey

Ready for a challenge? If puzzle solving, code cracking and riddle...

2 miles|2.5 hours

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Suggested itineraries...

Historic Highlights

Great for: Families, History, 

If history is your thing, then look no further! Kenilworth is alive...
 

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Kenilworth Castle
The Great Romance

Great for: Couples, Culture, History, 

A day dedicated to spending together, whether love is in the air...
 

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Misty Morning at Kenilworth Castle

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Or why not try...

Talisman Garden & Murals

Talisman Garden & Murals

Far more than just a pedestrian shopping centre,...

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Faerie-Tale Alpacas

Faerie-Tale Alpacas

Faerie-Tale Alpacas is located on a small...

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Virgins & Castle

Virgins & Castle

Thought to be the oldest pub in Kenilworth, this...

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In the Wool Shed

In the Wool Shed

In The Wool Shed we create beautiful natural dyed...

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About this campaign

HS2’s Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF)

This Campaign has been supported by  a grant from HS2’s Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF). The BLEF fund has been created by HS2 to add benefit to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2 from London to West Midlands.