Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Kenilworth is a historic old town in Warwickshire.

The modern town was rebuilt after the Second World War, when Kenilworth suffered through being close to bomb-ravaged Coventry.

A short stroll away, however, is Old Kenilworth.

Here are the most extensive castle ruins in England. Kenilworth Castle is associated with three Earls of Leicester – John of Gaunt; Simon de Montfort, who kept Henry III prisoner at the castle until he was killed at the Battle of Evesham; and Robert Dudley, who famously entertained Queen Elizabeth here.

Sir Walter Scott, who also wrote about Ashby-de-la-Zouch in “Ivanhoe”, immortalised the castle in his novel “Kenilworth”. Scott’s room is preserved at the King’s Arms.

There are also Abbey ruins, and a fine parish church with a Norman door, as well as a very attractive street.

Places in Kenilworth

Abbey Fields, Kenilworth Castle