Visit Kenilworth

A welcoming town, home to Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth is a small and historic town in the green heart of Warwickshire.  The town has the ruins of one of England’s most important lake fortress, the remains of a medieval monastery, beautiful architecture, superb restaurants, a variety of independent specialist shops, and plenty of great places to stay. 

A visit to the Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden is a must see for visitors to the town as is a trip to Stoneleigh Abbey one of England most historic family estates with connections to Jane Austin. 

Head into the town centre and you’ll find award winning restaurants, bars and cafés, including The Cross a beautiful Michelin starred restaurant and one of the finest places to dine in the town. 

A traditional weekly market is held every Thursday, set amongst a diverse range of independent and high street shops and is well worth a visit. 

Kenilworth is a beautiful place to stay and visit the surrounding area – from stunning self catering cottages like Northmere Cottages, farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation to family run guest houses. There’s a variety of accommodation all within walking distance of the town centre with its array of eateries and places and open country spaces to relax and unwind.

Kenilworth is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside of Shakespeare's England with Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon all within easy reach.

For more information on the town visit the Kenilworth website.


How to get to Kenilworth

By car

Kenilworth lies just off the A46 which provides a connection to the M69, M1, M6, M40 and M42 motorways.

From M40 (north or south)– exit junction 15 and follow signs for A46 Coventry. 

Take the 3rd junction from the A46 signposted Leamington A452.

From M6 junc 4 / M42(junc 6) southbound – Take A45 eastbound (signed Coventry), exit first junction A452 southbound (Kenilworth Road) through Balsall Common.

From M69 – follow A46 from M69, join A45 at CoventryAirport (Tollbar End) on Stonebridge Highway, exit A45 to A46 follow signs for Kenilworth.

By bus

Most bus routes into Kenilworth stop at Abbey End near the Clock Tower, which gives you easy access to all the town centre shop - see Bus Timetable for details. 

By train

The nearest main train stations are Coventry and Leamington Spa.  Bus Services run from close to both stations to Kenilworth.  The alternative is to take a taxi to Kenilworth.

By air

The nearest airport is Birmingham Airport, only 14 miles away.  

Relax amid the tranquil market setting of Kenilworth town

The stunning Kenilworth Castle is just one of the many reasons to visit Kenilworth, as is the diverse range of Independent shopscafes and restaurants which makes a visit to the town something you’ll want to do again and again.

There is plenty to see and do around the old town area of Kenilworth, including the impressive Stoneleigh Abbey, the remains of St Mary’s Abbey, the Ford and the ancient St Nicholas’ Church.The old town itself offers a variety of pubs and restaurants in beautiful surroundings. The town has a green heart in the beautiful 70 acre Abbey Fields, which includes picnic areas, a lake, a leisure centre (outdoor and indoor swimming pools), tennis courts, and a fantastic children’s playground.

The town is well served by two excellent theatres, the Talisman and the Priory. Both are centrally located and put on a programme of plays, musicals and shows. A wide variety of events also take place throughout the year.