Castle to Tourist Destination
Built in medieval times, Kenilworth Castle was once frequented by royalty including Queen Elizabeth I in honour of whom the Tower was built so that she could enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and the resplendent Elizabethan gardens. The imposing gate house ought to give you an idea of the scale of the castle, most of which is now in ruins and yet popular among history buffs.
An interactive exhibition about the history and happenings at Kenilworth is popular especially among children. They can try on dress-up clothes while they get hands-on with the life and times of the Castle. The Speed and Power exhibition celebrates the aviation pioneer, Sir John Siddeley. Leicester’s Gatehouse exhibition gives one a glimpse of the power and prestige Queen Elizabeth I.
You can also visit the Norman Keep and John of Gaunt’s Great Hall in Kenilworth Caste. Mortimer’s Tower is about 18 metres tall, you will be able to experience and immerse in the spectacular view that was once enjoyed by the great Queen Elizabeth I.
The Stables Tearoom offers light refreshments including children’s meals.