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Kenilworth Castle Stables

The stables at Kenilworth Castle were built by John Dudley, Earl of Leicester in 1553. This was during the castles transition from medieval fortress to stately home.

The castle was dismantled after the English Civil War and a farm was established within its walls. The stables became a barn.The castle was given to the town of Kenilworth in 1958 and taken over by English Heritage in 1984.

The stables now house the museum and tea room. The building has many similarities with the Archbishop’s stables in Maidstone and the Tudor barn at Arley Hall.