Famed for its ties to William Shakespeare and its romanticized Tudor architecture, Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town packed with history and heritage. Of all the things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace is the star attraction. The renowned poet and playwright lived in the town and you can walk in his footsteps at his childhood residence
UK: Warwickshire – Kenilworth Castle
Kenilworth Castle and its Elizabethan Gardens is the star of Kenilworth’s show and has been described as “the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages…”.
From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England’s affairs for much of its 900-year history. It was at the centre of the almost six-month-long Siege of Kenilworth in 1266, thought to be the longest siege in Medieval English history, and it formed a base for Lancastrian operations in the Wars of the Roses. It saw the removal of Edward II from the English throne, the French insult to Henry V in 1414 (said by John Strecche to have encouraged the Agincourt campaign), and Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester’s lavish reception of Elizabeth I in 1575.
Planning your visit to Kenilworth Castle
Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Kenilworth Station 1 mile
The 24 bus service passes the castle site; Travel West Midlands 11 & 11X also serve Kenilworth from surrounding area
In Kenilworth off A46. Clearly signposted from the town centre, off B4103
|Telephone:||T:+44 370 333 1181|
|Entry times:||Wednesday to Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm|
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