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Kenilworth Castle - Fortress, Palace, Ruin

Travel; History
4.8 out of 5 From 67 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.8 out of 5 From 67 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Over 9 centuries, Kenilworth Castle has often been front and centre of English history. Beginning as an impregnable royal fortress, it was later turned into one of England's finest palaces, while its ruins inspired writers like Sir Walter Scott and artists like Turner.

This talk takes us through the history of the castle, from its origins to the present day, and the role it has played in some of our country's key events. As we explore the ruins, we find atmospheric reminders of ferocious battles and sieges, medieval tournaments and pageantry, the building of a palace fit for royalty, the modern recreation of an amazing Tudor garden and much more. And as the stories unfold, great figures will step out of the history books and back into the place where they lived, loved, fought and died.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Ian Braisby

Ian has a degree in Commerce and German and worked for several years as a project manager and translator before deciding on a complete career change and qualifying as a tourist guide. He holds the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guides.

With a passion for sharing places and stories with people from around the world, he offers a combination of in-person tours, virtual tours, and presentations, in both English and German. He has a friendly and informal style and a flair for bringing history to life with anecdotes about people and events.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 From 67 reviews