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Address: Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number: 01622 765400
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Getting married
Description: Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic site...
Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic site was originally the stately home of the Saxon royal family during the reign of Ethelbert IV in 856-860.
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I went with a friend and what a beautiful day out it is. There is so much beautiful land to roam around on, before even visiting the castle and the maze, having a picnic by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I went with a friend and what a beautiful day out it is. There is so much beautiful land to roam around on, before even visiting the castle and the maze, having a picnic by the moat, going on a gondola or boat. It's a perfect day for friends, couples, family. Gorgeous views and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely weather, great surroundings, fantastic crowd - could not as for more! Had a great day out at The Leeds Castle. The venue has a great mix of things to do for children and adults alike. The Castle itself is steeped in history. If you are not that keen, its fantastic to walk around the greens, feeding the over enthusiastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

One of the loveliest castles in Britain. Walking is not arduous and we saw wheelchair users easily managing the grounds. The setting is so beautiful and the gorgeous weather made our visit just perfect. The falconry display was very interesting and entertaining. However I have to recommend the restaurant for lunch. Firstly the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

But expensive for what it is but kids did enjoy it and you can go back all year which is good. Would like to take kids back for the fireworks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazingly beautiful grounds Well planned and organised event that was great fun! If I am to offer criticism it would be needs better choice of food and far better control of traffic on departure. It's a good event well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Said to be the loveliest castle in England, Leeds Castle in Kent is set in a large area of parkland which houses several entertaining features. The castle is indeed rather picturesque and the rooms very well designed to capture a feeling of their historical past. Lots of wildlife along with a falconry display a maze and a feature of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. Beautiful scenery, exquisite woodland, wonderful staff and the cleanest toilets ever. Recommend you buy food for the hundreds of birds you will see on the walk to the castle. Good fun and they will flock to you. Ferry £1. Per person, Train 50p per person. Great day out.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I bought a wowcher for a tour to Leeds and Canterbury and Dover for Sunday 26th of August 2015 with the comany Luxury Travel&Tour. We went to the meeting point to be picked up on sunday morning at 8:30. We waited 1hour under the rain and the coach never came. We had no explanation from the company nor any mail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were travelling back to Stansted airport and decided to drop in past this attraction. Given its own publicity I was expecting something very special with a wow factor. Whilst the castle and grounds are beautiful if you want a wow factor visit Carcassonne in France and see a castle that stands up to the wow factor. I agree with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Leeds Castle for years and I have finally taken it upon myself to write a review, mainly due to the fact that it is such an incredible place! The castle itself is fantastic, but it is the grounds and the surrounding areas, green, ponds and lakes that make it one of the best historical places... More 

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Additional Information about Leeds Castle

Address: Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number: 01622 765400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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