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Kenilworth

Kenilworth is a town in Warwickshire, England. A settlement has existed at Kenilworth since at least the time of the Domesday Book. The Book refers to Kenilworth as Chinewrde.

Kenilworth is perhaps best known for its Castle. The first potato grown in England, brought back from South America by Sir Walter Raleigh, is thought to have been planted in the Little Virginia area of the town, near the castle.

The town was popularized in the romance novel Kenilworth written in 1821 by Sir Walter Scott.

Modern Kenilworth has a population of approximately 24,000 (2001 census) and is frequently regarded as a dormitory town for commuters to Birmingham, Coventry and Royal Leamington Spa. The town is also regarded as having good transport links. The Birmingham International Airport, several railway stations and the M1, M6, M42[?] and M40 motorways are within 10 miles of the centre of Kenilworth.



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