A colourful past to explore in Kenilworth
Best known for its castle ruins, this quiet market town is steeped in history and a charming place to visit. Old Victorian buildings and luxury houses edge Abbey Fields park, another of the main attractions. Kenilworth is within easy reach of Coventry, Warwick and Leamington Spa, so you won’t be short of things to do and places to see.
Royal secrets at Kenilworth Castle
Be sure to wander around the spectacular crumbling ruins. The castle has links to some historical heavyweights, including King John, Henry V and Henry VIII. Hear of secret trysts and bloody battles, and follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth I in the exquisite Elizabethan Garden. Amble through carved arbours and admire the marble fountain. You’re spoilt for castles in this part of the world, as the magnificent Warwick Castle is less than 5 miles away.
Scenic walks and stately homes
Take in the scenic beauty around the thatched cottages in Little Virginia. The tiny hamlet is thought to get its name after potatoes brought there from America by Sir Walter Raleigh were planted in the 16th century. Just a short walk from Kenilworth town centre is sprawling country estate Stoneleigh Abbey, with its elegant state rooms and regency stables. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Kenilworth? Travelodge Regent Hotel Leamington Spa is around 5 miles away. Travelodge Coventry Binley is also a good base for exploring Warwickshire.