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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