Queen Elizabeth I to appear at Kenilworth Castle this bank holiday

Pomp and pageantry will come to Kenilworth Castle when it welcomes Queen Elizabeth I over the bank holiday weekend during its '˜Elizabethan Day Out' event.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 3:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 4:55 pm
Queen Elizabeth I will be coming to Kenilworth Castle this bank holiday

The two day event takes place on Sunday May 29 and Monday May 30, and will bring to life the extravagance of Queen Elizabeth’s historic 1575 visit to Kenilworth with a variety of activities, including horse displays, falconry, and jokes from the Kenilworth court jester.

Property manager Holly Woodward said: “The royal visit to Kenilworth in 1575 was one of the most talked about events in Elizabethan England, and has gone down as one of the greatest parties in history.

“No expense was spared as Robert Dudley laid on an impressive 19-day programme of entertainments featuring fireworks, mermaids, bear-baiting, and feasting.

“Seeing the castle returned to its Elizabethan heyday is a real treat, and I can’t wait to welcome budding courtiers young and old to join in over the bank holiday weekend.”

The event will take place from 11am to 5pm on both days. All activities are included in the ticket price.