After our trip to Chesterton Windmill we sped off to Kenilworth Castle, home of many childhood exploits both for my son and I. Kenilworth Castle was built over many centuries, founded about 1120. It was significantly enlarged by King John at the start of the 13th century, John of Gaunt turned the medieval castle into a palace fortress in the late 14th century and Sir Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester expanded the castle once again in 1575 to host a 19 day extravagant reception for Elizabeth I . It was ruined due to war in 1649 and became a tourist attraction from the 18th century onwards. Its a lovely place to go for a wander around. Here are a few piccies of our day out.