Abbey Fields, Kenilworth – haunted by English history, natural beauty and happy memories

View across the churchyard of St Nicholas Church Kenilworth from Abbey Fields

Here’s another of my haunted locations for Paranormal Warwickshire.

Abbey Fields in Kenilworth is much loved by the local people and I have continuously visited this atmospheric place ever since my children were young.

The ancient abbey ruins, the beautiful old church of St Nicholas and its enchanting churchyard, the view of Kenilworth Castle, the lovely lake and the Finham Brook that runs through Abbey Fields – all combine to make this a place that draws many back again and again.

Recently I walked along the path beside the Finham Brook, noticing how high and lively the waters ran, and an old lady turned to me and said she had come out from her home where she lived alone, and setting aside all worry about the ongoing pandemic, she found joy and consolation in gazing at these tumbling waters. She always finds it in Abbey Fields. She echoed my thoughts exactly.

A place haunted by many happy memories… and by other curious tales too which you might find in my new book Paranormal Warwickshire.

Out now, it may feed a curiosity about atmospheric places, enhance your knowledge of English history, and also provide a welcome retreat from the current woes of the UK, as you enjoy the many photographs. An ideal gift this Christmas, it’s available everywhere good books are sold.

Published by SC Skillman

I'm a writer of psychological, paranormal and mystery fiction and non-fiction. My latest book, 'Paranormal Warwickshire', was published by Amberley Publishing in November 2020. Find all my published books here:

6 thoughts on “Abbey Fields, Kenilworth – haunted by English history, natural beauty and happy memories

    1. Hi Paula, I haven’t found anything out about the history of The Abbey Field but I suggest you get in touch with author Robin Leach. He writes many books of local history about the area, and you can find him on Amazon. Alternatively you could enquire with the manager of the hotel but of course there’s no guarantee he or she knows anything of the history! The third possible source of info might be Kenilworth Books. Tamsin and Judy who work there may know about books which cover the subject. Good luck with finding out more information.


  1. Thankyou for reply ,
    I stayed at the Abbey fields hotel on the High Street, and I was woken in the night turned over to see a vision standing next to my bed iv wracked my brain , thought I was dreaming but I saw something, so was interested in the history of this particular place .

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    1. I don’t know the history of the hotel but I have a friend who lives in a cottage further up towards the castle. She will know the history of some of the buildings better than me. I will ask her if she knows anything about the hotel.


  2. Thank you for your comment, Paula. I know the Abbey Fields hotel and we often eat in their restaurant. It’s not clear if you are after the history of old Kenilworth itself. Local historian Robin Leach writes lots of books on different aspects of Kenilworth’s history – I met him at an author event at Kenilworth Books. For other information of course, especially colourful paranormal stories, you can read my chapter on Kenilworth in my book ‘Paranormal Warwickshire’. I cover the Castle, Abbey Fields, and Stoneleigh Abbey in chapter 2. The book is widely available online & in bookstores and also obtainable direct from me.


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