KENILWORTH has more to offer than just a wonderful castle.
That is the clear message being sent out to potential visitors as part of a tourism push.
Adding to the town’s historic castle, a new visitor website, walking trails and weekend and short-break itineraries have all been created to entice visitors post lockdown.
“We love the castle and it brings joy to over 110,000 people every year, but there is so much more to our town that we want to share”, said new mayor Peter Jones.
“We have miles and miles of unspoiled walking trails for every ability, open green spaces right in the middle of town and so much choice when it comes to eating and socialising. Now we are able, we want to invite people of all ages to come to Kenilworth to experience the open spaces, treat themselves and most importantly, reconnect with friends and family.
“Kenilworth has been welcoming visitors for over 900 years. The longest medieval siege on English soil, the extended visits of Elizabeth I and the writings of Sir Walter Scott have all helped to shape our town’s story and we’d love people to come and add their own chapters.”
The new visitor website developed by Kenilworth Town Council, in collaboration with local tourist bodies and community groups, and with financial support from the HS2 Business and Local Economy Fund, will act as the shop window for anyone wanting to find out more about what the town has to offer.
It will host a range of free walking trails which can be downloaded as digital files for printing or used interactively on smart-phones. Each trail is themed around either the town’s history, hidden gems visitors can find, and the town’s connected green spaces.
For visitors wanting to stay a little longer, there are complete, themed itineraries.
The website also offers a themed business and services directory so visitors can search for the things that inspire them, or that they just want to explore.
Search visit.kenilworthweb.co.uk to view the new website.