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High Street

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The beating heart of medieval Kenilworth, the High Street is an ancient roadway known as “Alta Strada” (for being high above the lands of the Abbey) and home to Kenilworth’s market in the middle ages. Jam packed with historic buildings, ancient hostelries and just a stones throw from the ruins of the Abbey, its the perfect place to kick off a historic exploration of Kenilworth!

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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

The Butcher’s Bistro is a newly refurbished addition to the old High street in the heart of Kenilworth. With a simple idea in mind, we...

 Restaurant /  Kenilworth

Traditional Cantonese and Chinese food on the High Street in Old Kenilworth

 Takeaway /  Kenilworth

The word pound comes from the Saxon word “Pund”, meaning enclosure. Pounds are known to date from the medieval period and nearly every village once...

 Heritage /  Kenilworth

Mike Vaughan Cycles is an independent bike shop based in the High Street in Kenilworth’s old town. We sell accessories, clothing, footwear and helmets. Oh,...

 Shopping /  Kenilworth

Managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, this beautiful Local Nature Reserve is on the northern edge of Kenilworth, off Upper Spring Lane. Parliament Piece offers...

 Parks & Countryside /  Kenilworth

The Priory Theatre is a community-run theatre in Kenilworth that has been producing a range of shows since 1932, offering anyone with an interest in...

 Cultural /  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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Kenilworth Common

Kenilworth Common

Now a Local Nature Reserve managed by the WWT,...

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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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Crustum

Crustum

Crustum is an artisan bakery on Priory Road,...

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