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Leeds Castle

Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
01622 765400
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Getting married
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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 of Ethelbert IV in 856-860.
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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Spectacular firework display to light & sound over one weekend every November. Great food & drink stalls surrounding the viewing area. Best to prebook tickets early as possible, as usually sell out. Car parking facilities poor, made even worse if it's been raining and the field is waterlogged

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Bishop's Stortford, Herts, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We were staying at the castle so had access on two days and felt you needed it, so you could do all there was to see justice... plus have a good walk around in the grounds. The setting is without doubt stunning.. both in the day and at night. The autumn colours were a bonus too. The interior of the... More

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle in Kent is reputed to be one of the loveliest castles in Britain which already has many famous castles. The castle is set in the centre of a lake and really looks magnificent. It was fully restored by its last private owner Lady Baillie, an Ango-American, who bought it in 1926 and spent a fortune to restore the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

While visiting a friend in Maidstone, we decided to spend an afternoon at Leeds Castle. At the front it was suggested we take the walk rather than the "train". We were both very glad we did. The swans and geese wandering calmly around, eating as visitors scatter the food available for purchase (where i live in Canada the Canadian Geese... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have no quibbles with Leeds castle or grounds. I love the year round ticket and a leisurely walk around the grounds. However, I went to the restaurant and was very disappointed. Everything LOOKED excellent. I decided before I got in there that I fancied curry. (Hint: It is not a curry house). I saw curry on the menu so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It happens to be on a pair of islands that used to be occupied by a castle, but it isn't really a castle at all. It once was somebody’s home, but that ended when death duties required it to pass to public ownership. It might be a museum, but it is still used for some state events and even for... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I spent a lovely day there with family and friends. I'll definitely go back soon in a different season!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I first visited in 2012 and couldn't wait to go again. There was music for all tastes: Bach, Grieg, music from shows, like Phantom of the opera as well as pop, all synchronised with the fireworks.This year all we got was loud pop music played while fireworks were let off. I can go and see firework displays in loads of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

good accomodation, good food, lively entratainment, exciting maze... we went for the halloween weekend and all had fun and loved it! Ready to go back in the summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wonderful when you finally get over the initial price. Also oncen you darn the holes in your wallet,you can come back as many times as you want for a year! viewing the castle each season is a marvel.

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