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Leeds Castle

Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
01622 765400
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As featured in Daytrips from London
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place with something for every age group, well thought out and lovely friendly staff. Gardens and grounds gorgeous.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My grandaughter took me to visit Leeds Castle on the last day of my visit with her, as it is only about 10 mins from her home. She knew I had always wanted to visit Leeds Castle.I am so glad we made the time before I had to get the train back to London and then on to Manchester. Wonderful... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

we went for the festival and we were not disappointed, this was probably the best day out we had, as well as visiting the castle and the maze with the grotto which is a must see, we had so many other things to see, all the stalls, the entertainment in the main ring, the children's entertainment and the birds of... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I fulfilled my wish to visit this magnificent castle, located in what must be one of the finest settings of any castle. Whilst my wife and cousin went to catch the road train, owing to mobility problems, I set off walking. The walk is very rewarding, with views of the lake and streams and then the Castle comes into view.... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle offers everything you need for a great family day out. Decent food at affordable prices (I'm talking fish and chips in the courtyard. There is a more formal restaurant. Pricier but tasty dishes), an overland train and boat (big hit with the kids!), a stunning castle, beautiful grounds, a chance to feed the ducks, plentiful toilets and changing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Leeds castle is a very beautiful & picturesque place to visit- the castle island is simply spectacular, however I felt a little let down upon entering the castle as audio guides were expensive so we didn't purchase- as a result there was very little historical information imparted to us throughout. The views from the castle & interior courtyard were stunning,... More

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Wirral, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One of my ambitions was to visit Leeds Castle which is surrounded by a moat and which, according to their website, lays claim to being the loveliest castle in the world. I'm not sure about that opinion but it is definitely worth a visit. The building is both a stately home and a castle. The admission at £19 per adult... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Leeds is a nice place to visit, particularly if there are additional activities taking place there on the day but, to me it just seemed like another English castle, with a hefty entrance fee.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Claims to be Britain's loveliest castle, but seems to be extremely busy making it difficult to enjoy the views or to relax. Entrance is expensive at £19 per head and additional items are also payable (such as the boat). Some parts feel overly congested, not allowing sufficient time to enjoy the experience. Also seems to have limited space to walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Team Leeds Castle struggle to provide a true castle experience at times. This doesn't stack up against any English Heritage sites or experiences that they provide, ie Dover or Warwick castles etc. They have beautiful grounds albeit and a small maze and a place for youngsters to enjoy, so on that basis a fair family experience. But for £69 for... More

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