Kenilworth Castle

Warwickshire, England

City/Town/Village: Kenilworth
District: Warwick
County: Warwickshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3474, -1.59207
Postcode: CV8 1PQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Kenilworth Castle is a magnificent stone motte and bailey fortress, the largest castle ruin in England. In the inner bailey stands a massive Norman keep, with its huge forebuilding, John of Gaunt's 13th century great palatial buildings and Robert Dudley's interesting 16th century range of buildings. In the outer bailey are the Earl of Leicester's gatehouse and a long range of stables. All defended by a high curtain wall, with round and polygonal flanking towers, two lakes and a great barbican with earth and stone flanker's.

Kenilworth Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

Kenilworth Castle
SP 2772 SE 7/1
Important early C12 Keep with some of the earliest meurtrieres in
existence. Early C13 curtain walls and towers. Late C14, circa
1391 by Robert Skyllington, banqueting hall comparable with Westminster
Fall, though ruinous; domestic buildings etc. Late C16 barbican
gatehouse converted 1650 by Colonel Hawksworth into a residence
(inhabited by Lord Kenilworth). Late C16 timber-framed barn embodying
castle curtain wall. Associations with John of Gaunt, Queen Elizabeth,
etc. Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: SP2793572345

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