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The Ford

image by Jonathan Corbett Photography

The Ford is where the stream known as the Finham Brook flows past Kenilworth Castle and into Abbey Fields. A real pivotal feature in Kenilworth’s history, the Finham Brook was somewhat responsible for siting of the castle, the extent of lands of the Abbey and the wildlife haven of modern-day Abbey Fields. The ford itself is a rarity in Warwickshire and has been catching motorists by surprise after heavy rains for over one hundred years!

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Abbey Fields is set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth castle. Grassy slopes, wildflower...

 Parks & Countryside /  Kenilworth

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

A traditional family run pub in Little Virginia, the Clarendon Arms offers an extensive range of menus to cater for every occasion. We're dog friendly...

 Pub /  Kenilworth

Situated in a picturesque bow fronted cottage opposite Kenilworth Castle, Harringtons on the Hill is the perfect venue for a memorable lunch, afternoon tea or...

 Restaurant /  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

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

Founded by Ashley Davis the independent coffee brand has gone from a small coffee shop in Warwick to a big boy brand on and off...

 Café /  Kenilworth

The Queen & Castle is a premium pub, bar and restaurant with courtyard and garden, located on the outskirts of Kenilworth's old town in the...

 Pub /  Kenilworth

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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

Nature Trail

Nature Trail

In just a few steps you’ll leave the bustle behind and...

5 miles|4 hours

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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 Outdoors

Great for: Families, Outdoors, 

A day that’s all about fresh air, scenic open space, enjoying nature...
 

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Snake head Fritillaries in Abbey Fields
Family Fun

Great for: Families, History, Outdoors, 

A full day of exploring and enjoyment around Kenilworth designed to keep...
 

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Walking in Abbey Fields
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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Abbey Museum

Abbey Museum

Located amongst the ruins of the Abbey in Abbey...

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Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

The Pool is currently closed for extensive...

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The Cross

The Cross

Our One Michelin Star ‘Restropub’...

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The Farthing Gallery & Tea Rooms

The Farthing Gallery & Tea Rooms

Established in 2016 as a workshop and gallery...

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