Warwickshire                                                                                English Heritage – Kenilworth

5th September 2015                                                                            All photos by Hetty

On our way home we stopped at Kenilworth Castle, once owned by Robert Dudley, a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I

Crossing the causeway, where jousting used to take place:

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Tudor stables

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Inside the stables

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Leicester’s Buildings (left) and the Keep (right)

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The gatehouse was built in 1570 and after the Civil War became a house

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Inside the gatehouse is a painting of how the castle used to look, when it was surrounded by water  S1059334 copy

Panelling and fireplaces were moved from the castle to the gatehouse

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The garden that was made for Elizabeth I has been restored

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This shows how thick the walls are

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The Great Hall  S1059363 copy

The keep

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Looking down on the causeway

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