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Elizabethan Garden

Elizabethan Garden

Contact

Kenilworth Castle

01926 852 078

Address

Kenilworth,
Warwickshire,
CV8 1NE

Details

Tread the footsteps of a queen in the newly recreated Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle; a replica of one of the greatest gardens of the Elizabethan age.

Originally created for Queen Elizabeth I by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester at a time when he still hoped to marry her, this was a garden designed to seduce and beguile its visitors.

Now, using advances in garden archaeology, along with the survival of an extraordinary eye-witness description from 1575, visitors are able to experience the sights, sounds and scents that would have greeted Queen Elizabeth I when she first walked its paths, as she made her progress around England.

Magnificent carved arbours; a bejewelled aviary; planting abundant in colour, perfume and fruits and an 18-foot-high fountain carved from dazzling Carrara marble are just some of the glories that make Kenilworth Castle’s new addition the most complete picture of an Elizabethan garden anywhere in the world.

The re-creation of the garden marks the end of a £3 million investment project including the refurbishment of Leicester’s gatehouse and stables, meaning there is now more than ever to see and do as you step back in time at Kenilworth Castle.

Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs acceptedFacilities for visually impaired

WC. Guidebooks. Hazard. Ovp. Picnic area. Education/School Visits: Exhibition. Family learning resources available. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Opening details

25 Mar-3 Nov, daily 10am - 5pm. 4 Nov-16 Feb, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm.17 Feb-21 Feb, daily 10am - 4pm. 22 Feb-31 Mar, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm.

Prices

Member Free, Adult £9.00, Child (5-15 years) £5.40, Concession £8.10, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £23.40.

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    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SP 276729  Lat: 52.35391 Long: -1.59574

    Get off at junction 15 on the M40 northbound. Take the exit signposted the A46 for Warwick. Follow the A46 until you get to Kenilworth, then follow signs for town centre, where the castle is well signposted

    Parking: with charge

    Facilities

    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

    WC. Guidebooks. Hazard. Ovp. Picnic area. Education/School Visits: Exhibition. Family learning resources available. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.


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