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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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This is a picturesque spot that has long been a favourite of mine. The grounds are unreal for a picnic - which occurred during my latest visit - and the castle is of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a picturesque spot that has long been a favourite of mine. The grounds are unreal for a picnic - which occurred during my latest visit - and the castle is of great historical important.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The grounds were the highlight for me. Come with time to stroll and have a picnic, best way to justify the great cost of entry. It was too much about the castle residents, including recent occupants, for my taste. Why not provide some info on the peasants and farmers who created this lavish wealth for the 0.01 per cent, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday in June. While not empty, it certainly was not crowded. The grounds are lovely and the castle itself a treasure. The kids area with the castle playground structures was a HUGE hit with the kids in our group (ages 5,7, and 9). The castle itself was great for us adults. There was a hiccup with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Leeds castle is a must visit for anyone visiting Kent. The grounds are spotlessly clean and the castle immaculate. Plenty for all the family to do there and one day is not enough time to do and see everything

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's ok, expensive ticket but then you can visit as many times as you like. Parking is usually easy and plentiful. Interesting history.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Leeds Castle primarily for the glamping two weeks ago but we found the castle and the maze a great source of fun and entertainment for all the family (from 2 year olds up to 5 year olds). The glamping experience was fantastic. The welcome was polite, the walk-through was comprehensive, the tents were luxurious and the surrounds were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

really nice garden and maze especially, huge territory for walking holding hands or even jogging ))) Lots of parents with kids feeding swans at the lake. Great opportunity to make cool pictures, don't forget your camera ) Inside the castle was a bit boring, as it was all redecorated in 1920s style. Very dusty and smells with old dust, I... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Leeds Castle is very close to home, so I have had the opportunity to visit many times over the last 13 years. No matter the month or the season it is always delightful. I usually visit off peak, when there are less visitors, but even on busy days it is possible to find a tranquil spot to sit and take... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My sons were amazed by the playgrounds, maze & grotto, the falconry shows, the boat rides, and the castle. Wonderful place to take to the kids to let them get some energy out.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for a walk in open with adults and children we usually take a picnic and buy a ice-cream or coffee.The maze is fun took us a long time to find our way out.The childrens area is at the top end of park fun area for children of all ages.As we live close by we have an... More 

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Additional Information about Leeds Castle

Address: 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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