Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. When walking around the castle’s ruins you can see its magnificence, you can imagine how great it looked with its high ceilings, Gothic windows and the wonderful Elizabethan garden.
First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.
In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth into a lavish palace.
The castle’s fortifications were dismantled in 1650, and the ruins later became famous thanks in part to Walter Scott’s 1821 romance Kenilworth.