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Leeds Castle

Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
01622 765400
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Ranked #3 of 27 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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Faversham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What an Unforgetable Experience!!!!!!!! Luna Cinema should hang thier heads in shame... I took my family to see this as a surprise, we were aware of the weather & were prepared & dressed accordingly...BUT It should have been cancelled, but i can only think that greed prevented this happening, outragious to let this go ahead, i guess there was no... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The lovely weather allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the magnificent castle and surrounding grounds. Plan to stay the day, walk around and even have a picnic. The castle is well kept, we had a lovely tour. Don't miss the exhibition where you get to see in 3D the building, destruction and rebuilding of the castle...most impressive.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful castle in the heart of the English countryside that worth a day visit. You will be lucky if it was sunny when you visit.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If visiting England a must should be Leeds Castle for the History and grounds.. £28.00 for 2 persons was very reasonable the grounds are stunning as is the house "castle" we found ourselves taking photos as nearly every corner we turned. Very accessible for wheelchair persons.. We loved the organists who played the old organ in the chapel which increased... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took my partners nan here in September and had a nice day out. We did personally think £15pp was a bit steep but what you gonna do. If it keeps you away from Downton Abbey for a day I'm willing to pay that. Its a big place. We had a wheelchair. I wish for me at some points but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A fantastic place to visit. The grounds and castle are fantastic. I have been to see many live open air shows here and it is a great venue.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. Walking shoes needed. Be prepared to walk and walk. It's easy parking too. Haven't been for a while but know friends that go often

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

"Frozen" was the right word for this event! Along with soaked, mis managed and greedy putting profit before customer satisfaction or comfort! The event was cancelled from the previous week, without explanation, and should have been cancelled on this date as well due to the inclement weather forecast. We arrived early to secure a good vantage point but, by the... More

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LeedsCastleKent, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this review

Hi Ian, we are so disappointed with the weather on Sunday night but the unpredictability of the British weather brings with it the risk of affecting the experience at open air events. This event was promoted, sold and run by Luna Cinemas and not Leeds Castle – we were the venue. The decision to go ahead with the event was... More

Aylesford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We were all so disappointed and totally fed up after attending the 'Frozen' screening at Leeds Castle on Sunday 12.10.14. We originally booked tickets for 05.10.14 as this was one of my daughters birthdays. Unfortunately they changed the date to 12.10.14 without explanation. The weather forecast from Friday 10th until 7am on Sunday 12th was very clear - heavy rain... More

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LeedsCastleKent, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this review

Hi Denise, we are very sorry to hear about your disappointment with the event last night. The event was promoted as an outdoor screening in October, with that comes the risk that it will rain and the performance will inevitably continue unless there is a health and safety risk from the weather such as a thunder storm, extremely high winds... More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Firstly I am glad others have wrote a terrible review about the so called frozen sing a long production yesterday. Worst experience of my life! You cannot help Mother Nature but as others have quite rightly said, it was cancelled last Sunday with no explanation & weather was good. We set off early fully prepared for showers with two excited... More

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LeedsCastleKent, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn, unfortunately the weather was not kind to us on Sunday evening and we are very disappointed that it had such a bad affect on your experience. We are sorry that your view was obstructed by others and we will work closely with the event organiser Luna Cinema to ensure your comments are taken on board for future events... More

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