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Explore Kenilworth

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Kenilworth is a very small town known for Abbey Fields, pubs and restaurants. Remember you can just get off the Bus at Abbey Fields and discover the city centre and the fields together.

How to reach Kenilworth

  • By Car: A 5-minute drive from main campus along the Kenilworth Road.
  • By Public Transport: Take the number 11 bus from the bus interchange to Leamington Spa.
  • By Bike: A 15-minute cycle from main campus along the Kenilworth Road.

Points of Interest

Kenilworth CastleLink opens in a new window

Discover stories of epic sieges and royal scandals at mighty Kenilworth Castle and its and Elizabethan garden.

It is described as the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages.

Abbey MuseumLink opens in a new window

It is located in the abbey fields. It is an interpretation of the monastic buildings and their history, and a selection of decorative sculptured stones found during the excavations.

Abbey Museum by Jonathan Corbett PhotographyLink opens in a new window

Abbey Fields Link opens in a new window

Home to grassy slopes, wildflower meadows, a lake and historic ruins.

You will often find families out with their kids and dogs, walking and playing.

Food and Drink


Areas Nearby


The University of Warwick is situated within the city of Coventry. A vibrant, multicultural and diverse place which was the UK's City of Culture in 2021. Only a bus ride away, it is worth exploring the city centre and all it has to offer.

Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa is a picturesque regency town located in the heart of Warwickshire and is less than 10 miles from campus. Named after the River Leam, which flows through the town, Leamington Spa’s growth was largely due to the natural spa springs that were discovered and commercialised in the 19th century.