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A town of central England southeast of Birmingham. It is famous for the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, founded c. 1120 and celebrated in Sir Walter Scott's novel Kenilworth (1821).
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(Placename) a town in central England, in Warwickshire: ruined 12th-century castle, subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Kenilworth. Pop: 22 218 (2001)
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(ˈkɛn lˌwɜrθ)

a town in central Warwickshire, in central England, SE of Birmingham. 20,121.
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It is not the object of this work to give a description of Derbyshire, nor of any of the remarkable places through which their route thither lay; Oxford, Blenheim, Warwick, Kenilworth, Birmingham, &c., are sufficiently known.
Then when he was eleven years old there was great excitement in the country town, for Queen Elizabeth came to visit the great Earl of Leicester at his castle of Kenilworth, not sixteen miles away.
Amy, flying up--"Oh, that must be Kenilworth, that gray place among the trees!" Flo, darting to my window--"How sweet!
'Kenilworth.' Scott's 'The Monastery' and 'The Abbot' deal less successfully with the same period in Scotland.] The earlier half of Elizabeth's reign, also, though not lacking in literary effort, produced no work of permanent importance.
This is Wayland Smith's cave, a place of classic fame now; but as Sir Walter has touched it, I may as well let it alone, and refer you to "Kenilworth" for the legend.
AN event held to help a Kenilworth club attract younger members and raise money for Zoe's Place has been hailed a success. A CAROL concert that heralds the start of Christmas is looking for a new home after being turned away by Kenilworth Castle.
MEMBERS of the Kenilworth Twinning Association (KTA) welcomed 25 visitors from Bourgla-Reine near Paris for a four-day visit.
And Kenilworth School claimed a double at year-seven level, sisters Florence and Tabitha Lunn finishing first and second on 230 and 210.
RESIDENTS at a Kenilworth care home have held a summer fete to raise money for a residents' fund for summers days out and treats.
Primary results: St Augustine's Kenilworth 44 pts, All Saints Leek Wootton 38, Park Hill Kenilworth 23.
RESIDENTS at a Kenilworth care home held a Mad Hatter's Tea Party to support a national cancer charity.