Kenilworth Castle

Immortalised and romanticised by Sir Walter Scott in his early 19th century novel, Kenilworth is probably one of the finest ruined castles to be seen in Britain today.

Extract taken from a history page about the castle: “Kenilworth stayed in royal hands until 1253, when the King’s brother-in-law Simon de Montfort (Earl of Leicester) was made governor by Henry III. De Montfort fell foul of Henry III in leading a popular baronial revolt for reform, after which he founded the first parliament in 1265. Simon de Montfort was killed in the battle of Evesham in 1265 and his body dismembered. The supporters of his eldest surviving son (also Simon) held Kenilworth for a year after the battle, despite generous offers of surrender from the king and the siege at Kenilworth was one of the longest in English history lasting for over six months. The siege was only ended by disease and famine within the castle.”

Somewhere To Stay Nearby

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy whilst visiting this attraction have a look at our B&B nearby.

Kenilworth castle is a very historic piece of Warwickshire and is a popular attraction to the community and tourists. To read more about the history of the castle visit Kenilworth Castle history page.

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The Old Manor House,
Halford,
Shipston-on-Stour,
Warwickshire CV36 5BT

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