Kenilworth is an attractive historical town in the English county of Warwickshire. Kenilworth grew up around the now-ruined castle that is a striking centrepiece to the town, notable for being the seat of power of revolutionary baron Simon de Montfort.
By trainKenilworth railway station is central. Frequent trains run north to Coventry and south to Leamington Spa. Change at Coventry for Birmingham (40 mins) and London Euston (90 mins).
By carExit A46 between Warwick and Coventry onto A452 north into town. A452 continues north towards Birmingham, and south to Leamington Spa.
By busStagecoach buses connect Kenilworth to Coventry, Warwick, Warwick University, Leamington Spa, and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. Change in Coventry for further afield.
phone: +44 1926 852078address: Castle Green, off Castle Road CV8 1NGAn impressive castle ruin, built by the Normans, re-built by the Lancastrians & Elizabethans: its glory days were in the 1570s when Dudley entertained the Queen here, and hoped to marry her. It was dismantled by Cromwell. You enter from the south along a causeway that once dammed a great defensive lake, and was used as a tilt-yard for jousting. Within the ruins are two exhibitions: on the castle's history especially under Dudley, and on the modern Lord Kenilworth, John Davenport Siddeley (1866-1953) the motor & aviation magnate.
phone: +44 1926 863334address: Rosemary Hill, CV8 1BNCommunity-run theatre, staging comedy, panto and rep.
phone: +44 1926 855478address: Bridge St, CV8 1BPIndoor pool plus summer outdoor Lido.
phone: +44 1926 853737address: 7 High St CV8 1LYOne of the oldest pubs in Warwickshire. Excellent English and Filipino food. Pub quiz on Monday nights.
phone: +44 1926 863061address: 168 Warwick Rd CV8 1HSPub in mock-Tudor building, does pizzas, burgers, fish etc.
phone: +44 1926 855957address: 212 Abbey End CV8 1ED3 star, very central.
phone: +44 1926 855388address: 21 Queens Rd CV8 1JQFour double rooms, one twin, one single, all en-suite.