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For Our Future consultation

The For Our Future consultation has now closed.

A beautiful historical landscape in Kenilworth

Opening hours: Open all day, every day
Postcode: CV8 1BP - Map
Parking: Abbey Fields car park, off Bridge Street

Abbey Fields is set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoys views of the historic town and Kenilworth castle. Grassy slopes, a lake, historic buildings and veteran trees recall Abbey Fields’ past as the farmland of St Mary’s Abbey, whose ruins adjoin the park. Because of its important heritage, Abbey Fields is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

What to see and do

  • Walking – stroll along the brook and around the lake or to Kenilworth Castle
  • Play area – fun for children of all ages
  • Swimming – at Abbey Fields Swimming Pool
  • Tennis – five courts, free to use
  • Trim Trail - keep fit using outdoor gym equipment funded by the Friends of Abbey Fields
  • Have a snack at the swimming pool café
  • Watch the ducks on the lake
  • Bands in the park

Other facilities

  • Ranger Service
  • Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change
  • Good access between the car park, the play area and the lake for wheelchairs and pushchairs. However, there are some steep slopes and rough grass in other areas

Dogs, cycling, and fishing

  • Dogs must be under control and any foul picked up
  • Cycling is not allowed Abbey Fields
  • No fishing is allowed in Abbey Fields

Park Exercise Permit

Organisations that are using the District’s parks and open spaces to provide group fitness activities are required to apply for a permit from the Council.

Park Exercise Permit

Cycle Route Feasibility Study

Warwickshire County Council and Sustrans have investigated the feasibility of running a cycle path through Abbey Fields. Read the final report.

Friends of Abbey Fields

Visit the Friends of Abbey Fields website for more information including the history of Abbey Fields and upcoming activities. Alternatively email

How to get there:

  • Bike - Bike racks outside the swimming pool
  • Bus routes
  • Rail – Nearest railway stations at Coventry and Leamington Spa
  • Walk - Main pedestrian entrances from Bridge Street, High Street, Abbey Hill and A452 near Kenilworth castle


  • Kenilworth castle
  • St Nicholas’ Church and churchyard
  • Kenilworth Common – Local Nature Reserve
  • High Street – Restaurants, pubs, boutiques, attractive old buildings
  • Abbey End and Kenilworth town centre – Tourist information, shops, restaurants and pubs
  • What's on in Kenilworth

Events and filming


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