Little Virginia

Kenilworth Old Town – Little Virginia

The old hamlet of Little Virginia sits close to the Castle.

It originally consisted of fifteen cottages, which date from the 17th Century, housing the masons & builders employed by Robert Dudley for works on the Castle.

The claim to fame of these picturesque thatched cottages is the tradition that the first potatoes brought to England were planted in Little Virginia by Sir Walter Raleigh.