Picture of the Week #446

The stables at Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.

The stables are one of the parts of the castle that had changed quite a bit between my 1998 and 2015 visits. When I was first there, they were mostly closed for restoration and renovation and had a tiny gift shop squeezed in between the areas of construction if I remember correctly. When I visited again two years ago, all of the renovations were finished and it now houses a cafe and a collection of artifacts.

The stables are thought to have been built during the short time that John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland held the castle in the mid-16th century. They were later put to good use by his son Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, when he owned the castle. Dudley had, of course, been the Master of the Horse to Queen Elizabeth I.


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