A sought-after historic market town with so much to offer
Romantic castle ruins, a well-equipped high street, a Michelin-starred restaurant, great schools…these are just some of the reasons why Kenilworth has been named one of the top 3 places to live in the Midlands - and you’ll find it all within easy commuting distance of Royal Leamington Spa, Coventry, Warwick and Birmingham.
Kenilworth Gate sits within walking distance of the bustling main street, home to a fabulous selection of pubs, bars, restaurants, independently-owned shops, plus high street essentials including a post office, banks, Sainsburys and Waitrose. Continue north through the scenic Abbey Fields park, which hosts a lake and a swimming pool currently undergoing a multi-million pound redevelopment, and you’ll reach the historic part of town. Here, centuries-old buildings cluster together, housing more pubs and restaurants including renowned dining spot The Cross.
When you want to discover more shops and attractions, there’s no shortage of options. Just a 10-minute drive away, attractive Warwick is a hive of independent shops and superb restaurants, as is the beautiful neighbouring Royal Leamington Spa. Drive 17 minutes to reach the huge range of brands and entertainment venues in Coventry, or 35 minutes to the sprawling city of Birmingham.
In Kenilworth itself you can explore the romantic ruins of Kenilworth Castle and take a stroll round the Elizabethan Garden. Abbey Fields is a beloved local spot, offering large swathes of grassland, waterside walks, lake and play area. Magnificent Stoneleigh Abbey is well worth a visit, as are the peaceful surroundings of Thickthorn Wood. Hatton Adventure World will become a favourite with the kids, while those who like staying active will enjoy Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Kenilworth Golf Club and Meadow Community Sports Centre.
Kenilworth Gate is a fantastic choice for families with children. St John’s Primary School and Thorns Community Infant School (both rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted) and Clinton Primary School (rated Outstanding) are all located in Kenilworth, while the local secondary, Kenilworth School and Sixth Form, is also rated ‘Outstanding’. For higher education, the University of Warwick is just 3 miles away and ranked 10th in the UK.
For anyone looking for easy access to the main centres in the Midlands, whether you’re travelling for work or leisure, Kenilworth is an ideal location. The town is situated just off the A46 meaning Coventry, Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa can all be reached in 15 minutes or less by car, while Birmingham is a 40-minute drive away via the A452 and M6. Kenilworth train station, within walking distance of the development, operates direct 7-minute services to Coventry and Leamington Spa and connecting routs to Birmingham, while Birmingham Airport is just a 25-minute drive away.