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Kenilworth Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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Once protected by a huge lake retained by a fortified dam, Kenilworth withstood a very long siege by Henry III in 1266. The outer wall retains three good towers and a gatehouse facing the dam. The inner ward has impressive ruins of 14th century apartments, towers and kitchen, plus a very massive late 12th century keep with square corner towers. A second gatehouse, the stables, and an impressive domestic range by the inner ward date from the 1570s, when Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester entertained Queen Elizabeth I here.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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There are on site workshops and interactive tours - with themes like 'Meet a Medieval Soldier', 'Discovering Kenilworth Castle' and 'A Matter of Life... and Death'

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