Medieval Trips To Kenilworth Castle
School Trips @ English Heritage
From medieval fortress to Elizabethan palace, Kenilworth Castle has been at the centre of England's affairs for much of its 900 year history. Today, you can scale the heights of the tower built to woo Queen Elizabeth I and marvel at the mighty Norman keep. Explore the exhibition in the Gatehouse, and imagine the majesty of the Great Hall playing host to medieval monarchs and early Tudor kings. The learning opportunities across the curriculum are endless.
Why are English Heritage great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
KS1, 2 & 3: Local history study
KS1: How people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
KS2: How several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality; history of a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality
KS3: The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509, Europe and the wider world from 1901 to the present day
KS4: Current GCSE frameworks and study of the historic environment, including OCR History A and B
What activities are available during group visits?
Let us help you inspire your students and bring history to life with our hands-on expert-led Discovery Visits at Kenilworth Castle.
LIFE IN A CASTLE (KS1, £100 per class): Investigate the castle, finding evidence that it was once a home for many people. How does it differ to the way we live today? Duration: 1 1/4 hours
MEDIEVAL REALMS (KS2-3, £200 per class): Tour the outer curtain wall and inner bailey with your guide and discover how the castle was attacked and defended, looking at the great siege of 1266. Suitable for up to two classes. Duration: full day
GCSE Tour (KS4, £100 per class): Developed to support your study of the historic environment for GCSE History, this castle tour meets aspects of the requirements for OCR History A or B. Duration: 1 1/4 hours.
Alternatively, lead your own educational visit to Kenilworth Castle for FREE.
What size groups do you cater for?
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Yes, subject to availability
Is there first aid on site?
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
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