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Leeds Castle

Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
01622 765400
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Ranked #1 of 26 Attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Activities: Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Watford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Leeds Castle - we came a couple of years ago on our own and had a really delightful day, so decided that we would go back, and this time take the children. It was quite expensive for all of us, but it was definitely a full day with plenty to see and most enjoyable... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very well organised and stress free place to visit. We bought the annual passport and have spent many happy hours here. Family friendly with a great fort for the kids, plenty of nice clean loos and places to eat with varied choices from main meals to coffee, sandwiches, cake and ice cream! The historic castle is stunningly... More

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Quite pricey for a day out (£38) for the two of us. Really enjoyed the house & gardens, but the catering offering really needs attention. Hardly any sandwiches available when we went for lunch and it was only 1.30 pm! Restaurant wasn't much better. Dried up, unappertising chicken curry, a salad bar that only had a prawn cocktail on a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were extremely impressed with the full days visit at Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. This is more of a Stately Home than an actual castle, with a long and interesting history that is very well explained with modern audio visual presentations. From the attendant showing us where to park, the helpful and friendly staff, choice of cafés & restaurants,... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Well maintained grounds, informative signs around the castle to guide you and tell you about its history. Beautiful place with plenty of places to picnic, cafés, restaurant, ice creams for the kids, a fort to play in at one end and and a maze and falconry display. Jolly nice Daley out, a little on the pricey side in my opinion... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We live about 30 mins away from Leeds Castle and have visited several time over the years, including trips to special events. This time we have purchased annual passes as we now have small grandchildren and it is a great place for them. There is plenty of space for them to let off steam (not only in the play park... More

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south England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You are impressed at once by the well maintained grounds when walking to the castle from the ticket office. It is an easy walk taking about 20 minutes including stops to take photographs of black swans etc. The castle contains many objects of interest including a suit of armour worn by Henry V111 obviously in his younger slimmer days. It... More

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited Leeds Castle today and were most impressed with the very courteous attention and care provided by all the staff on site with whom we had contact. My wife was in a wheelchair and all ensured that she had access to the various accessible sites. Also We both commented on the quality of the grounds and the presentation of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went here with a friend for her birthday and it was a lovely day in a historic castle with beautiful grounds and if you like ducks geese and swans this is a real opportunity to view them close up as they are everywhere and the black ones as well as the white...... It has lots of steps and so... More

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had a brilliant day at Leeds Castle. Not very good at walking distances, but this was no problem as a free Bus is provided from the entrance to the Castle for anyone with this ailment. When entering the building there is a short video history provided to give you an idea of the history of the Castle. I couldn't believe... More

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