“Queen Elizabeth’s View” to be revealed for the Kenilworth Society

Thursday 21 February 2013, 7.30pm, Jubilee House

The people of Kenilworth will have an exclusive opportunity to find out more about the work currently taking place at Kenilworth Castle. Property manager Holly Woodward is the guest speaker for The Kenilworth Society meeting held at Jubilee House on Thursday 21 February at 7.30pm.

Holly will share with attendees the plans currently being implemented at the Castle to enable visitors to experience the views enjoyed by Elizabeth I when she visited in 1575. Work has already started on the construction of the viewing platforms which will provide access to the window of Elizabeth’s bedroom in Leicester’s Building, which was constructed at the time especially for the royal visit.

The talk is organised by The Kenilworth Society’s Patricia Cain. “I was lucky enough to be invited along to a presentation last year, when English Heritage was briefing local councillors on this project. I was very excited by the plans,” explains Patricia. “Kenilworth people will celebrate these plans that bring even more visitors to Kenilworth and the castle. Being able to look out as Elizabeth I would have done from her bedroom window will be a wonderful addition for the castle’s many visitors.”

“We know that the people of Kenilworth have a huge affinity with the castle, and we’re sure that they will be as excited as we are by the viewing platform project,” adds Holly. “With scaffolding now in place on site, we can now talk about the inspiration and history behind the scheme, and even use technology to give attendees a taste of the view that will soon be available.”

The “Queen Elizabeth’s View” presentation takes place at Jubilee House in Kenilworth at 7.30pm on Thursday 21 February. Admission is free for Kenilworth Society members, or just £1 on the door for non-members.

The Kenilworth Society is Kenilworth’s only civic society and was founded in 1961. It is run by volunteers and also raised money for local charities.

The new viewing platforms are due to open this summer, when Kenilworth Castle will host a series of Elizabethan-themed events to mark the new development. In the meantime, Kenilworth Castle is open every weekend until the end of March, and daily during February half term and from Easter, from 10.00am.

For more information, please visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/kenilworth or call 01926 852078. You can also follow Kenilworth Castle on Facebook.

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For further media information, please contact:

Jay Commins – PRO English Heritage (West Midlands)

Tel: 01904 500698

Mob: 07810 546567

Email: jay@pyperyork.co.uk

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