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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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Castle & Abbey Trail

Castle & Abbey Trail

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Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail

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Nature Trail

Nature Trail

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Historic Highlights

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Kenilworth Castle
The Great Outdoors

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

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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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Abbey of St Mary the Virgin

Abbey of St Mary the Virgin

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Abbey Fields Swimming Pool

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The Cross

The Cross

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The Farthing Gallery & Tea Rooms

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