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Kenilworth Castle Field Trip 6 December 2019

On Friday 6 December 2019 at 9.30 am students taking the British Problem have the opportunity of going on a guided tour of Kenilworth Castle. The tour will cover the history of the Castle from the Elizabethan period to the end of the Civil Wars. Please fill in the form below to register your wish to join us for the trip.

Booking

It is essential that you book in advance, as I will need to supply the Castle with an up-to-date list of numbers. The department also requires emergency contact information. Please complete the booking form here: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/students/modules/hi275/fieldtrip2019

Timing and length

The tour will begin at 9.30 am and last approximately 2 hours. Please arrive at the visitors centre in the Castle by 9.15.

Travel arrangements

Given that the castle is so close to the University, it would be easiest for you all to make your own travel arrangements. Any travel tickets that you do purchase will be reimbursed by the department,but please make sure that you secure these as early as possible in order to minimise cost [see below about reimbursement].

The site location: On the B4103 (Castle Road, Kenilworth), accessible from the A46 and the M40. Sat Nav postcode: CV8 1NG (Brays Car Park)

Disabled Access

The main car park has accessible spaces and there is level access from the car park to the ticket office and shop. Visitors may make arrangements in advance to park on Castle Green. There is level access to the kitchen area and the Great Hall but the upper floors are mainly reached by spiral staircases. The new platforms in Leicester’s Building are only accessible via a central staircase. Visibility in Leicester’s Building during adverse weather conditions can be poor. There is a low level introductory display accessible to wheelchair users. The garden area is accessible with compacted gravel paths and smooth grass. The exhibition in Leicester’s Gatehouse is fully accessible with a lift to access to upper floors. The audio guide comes with a hearing loop for the hard of hearing. There is an accessible toilet located in Leicester’s Gatehouse and the shop and tea room are accessible too. Please make us aware of any special needs before your arrival so that we can offer every assistance.

Reimbursement

All costs for this trip will be paid for and covered directly by the History department. If you need to purchase tickets for travel, e.g. bus tickets or car park charges, then please make sure that you secure bookings as early as possible in order to minimise costs. All expenditure claims must be submitted no later than two weeks after the trip, otherwise they will not be reimbursed. Please complete the form electronically to avoid claims getting rejected by the finance office. To show proof of purchase of tickets you can also call into H3.41 to see Jean Noonan who can look at the details on your phone.  In order to make you claim, please fill in the student bank details form for payment.On the forms, please make the amount claimed clear and also the field trip in which you participated.