Dudley's tower opened to public at Kenilworth Castle

In the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, Robert Dudley, built a tower dedicated to her personal use onto Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Now, for the first time, the tower rooms will be open to the public.

Before stairs were built to access the ruined tower, touruists could only look up and wonder, but now the magnificent views are available to everyone. "It is immensely exciting," said English Heritage's head curator Jeremy Ashbee. "I had imagined what it would look like but nothing quite prepared me for what it feels like."