Kenilworth Castle [Red Guide]
Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest and most splendid historic sites in Britain. First built in the 1120s, and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded and enhanced by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V.Queen Elizabeth I’s favourite, Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, lavished a fortune on transforming Kenilworth into a palatial residence fit to receive the queen.For her 1575 visit Leicester built a magnificent garden with bejewelled aviary and marble fountain – now brought to life once more by English Heritage.This beautifully illustrated guidebook contains a full tour and history of the site, including a special section on the garden.
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