With the large numbers of people attending the event, we recommend that visitors allow plenty of time to reach the Castle prior to the last admission time of 6:45pm.
There is very limited parking within Kenilworth so we are delighted to offer a Park and Ride service from Coventry Memorial Park (CV3 6PT) to the Clock Tower, Abbey End in Kenilworth.
Bus Time table
Getting to the event
From Coventry Memorial Park to Kenilworth
|Coventry Park & Ride||16:40||16:50||17:00||17:10||17:25||17:35||17:45||17:55||18:05|
Return to Memorial Park
|Coventry Park & Ride||20:05||20:15||20:25||20:35||20:50||21:00||21:10||21:20|
There’s a 10 minute walk to event from Abbey End to the event and the price of the park and ride service is £1.50 per person each way.
Parking at Kenilworth Castle is restricted to Disabled Badge Holders only. There are limited spaces, so please ensure you book your spot early by confirming your car details (make and registration) before the 29th October by visiting the contact us section and choosing ‘Bonfire Enquiries’ . Please note that there is a short 5 minute walk from the disabled parking area.
Public parking in Kenilworth is available in Abbey End, Square West, and Abbey Fields car parks.
Please be aware that the public car parks are likely to be full well before 5:30pm.
Other parking options are very limited and at least fifteen minutes walk from the Castle.
Please respect local roads and residents and be considerate with your parking, please do not block private roads, paths or driveways. Parking enforcement officers will be working in Kenilworth on the night.
It should also be noted that all the roads into Kenilworth are very busy on the day of the Bonfire, especially the A452, Leamington Road, from the A46. In addition the B4103, will be closed between 4pm and 9pm outside the castle to allow the public access to the event. Diversions will be in place but significant delays should be expected.
As an alternative to driving, regular public bus services run from Coventry, Leamington Spa, or Warwick. Details of bus timetables can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website.
The closest stop for the Castle on most routes is the Kenilworth Clock (Abbey End by the Holiday Inn).
As per previous years we will be closing roads for the duration of the event for the safety of pedestrians.
The image below shows the road closures that will be in force. Additionally you can download a hi definition PDF document of the closures.
This year we are supported by Traffix.