Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

KENILWORTH CASTLE


KENILWORTH CASTLE
Photo Philip Davis

Originally a wooden motte & bailey castle rebuilt in red sandstone with a large keep in the mid 12th century and strengthened in the 13th century. Originally the castle was surrounded by a man made lake. It was severely slighted in the Civil War with the north wall being destroyed and it was then allowed to decay apart from the gatehouse that was converted into a house.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
A452, 9 miles north of Warwick
Castle Green, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1NE

 



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