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What to see and do around Kenilworth

Kenilworth is a small town in Warwickshire, England. It is famous for its castle, which was the scene of several battles in English history.

Kenilworth is a place with rich history and culture. There are many places to visit around the town, but if you have limited time, these are some of the must-visit places:

Abbey Fields Play Park

Abbey Fields Play Park is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. It is a beautiful park in the heart of Kenilworth and it is the perfect place to take your kids for a day out. It has been a popular destination for many visitors since its inception in 2006. The park is well-known for its natural landscape, which includes ponds and large open fields, making it perfect for picnics and relaxing walks.

Abbey Fields has the perfect balance of its old and new, steep slopes to play on. It is a beautiful location with history but current functionality.

Old Kenilworth & Abbey Fields Treasure Hunt Trail

The Old Kenilworth and Abbey Fields Treasure Hunt Trail is a self-guided walking trail that will take you to the most iconic landmarks in Kenilworth.

The trail starts from the Visitor Centre at Abbey Fields and winds its way through the town's historic medieval streets, past ancient buildings and gardens, to some of the town's finest pubs and restaurants.

The trail is perfect for families with children as it takes place on a flat surface with well-maintained footpaths. It also includes a treasure hunt element where you can find clues which lead you to hidden treasures!

Kenilworth Castle

One of the first attraction to see when you visit Kenilworth is the Kenilworth Castle. The castle was originally built by William the Conqueror and then rebuilt by King John of England. It is now a popular tourist attraction with its beautiful gardens and historical buildings.

Kenilworth Castle is a medieval castle in Kenilworth, which was built in the 12th century. It has been the home to many important figures throughout history; including Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, and 24th United States Secretary of War John C. Calhoun.

The castle is a Grade I listed building. The castle defences are mostly intact, but the interior of the castle is a ruin. It was captured for the first time in 1266 during the Second Barons' War, and defended by Simon de Montfort against Henry III's forces that besieged it from 6–8 September. The siege was successful, and as a result Henry agreed to grant the town its royal charter.

The castle saw military use during the English Civil War when it was besieged by Parliamentary forces under Sir William Waller in 1644. After being captured following a protracted siege, it underwent extensive reconstruction work before being abandoned due to concerns about its structural integrity. It is now a popular tourist attraction.

Kenilworth Aquadrome

The next place to visit when you are in Kenilworth is the Aquadrome which is situated on the River Avon, about 5 miles from Kenilworth Town Centre. This leisure facility offers an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and outdoor water slides for all ages! The Aquadrome also hosts a variety of events throughout the year such as children's parties, school trips, fitness classes, and more. It is a great place to spend time with the family or a group of friends.

Kenilworth Aquadrome is a beautiful and magnificent place to visit. It has a rich history that dates back to the bronze age. It was originally built as a reservoir, but now it is used as an outdoor water sports facility.

It has a number of facilities that are open to the public, including:

  • A 25-metre swimming pool with teaching lanes and a learner's pool for children

  • A 12-metre diving pool with 1 metre and 3 metre springboards

  • A 10 lane 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool

  • A gymnasium with 3 floors of fitness equipment available for use at no charge by members or visitors.

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