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Leeds Castle

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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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a great day out every time we visit

we visit leeds castle at least 3-4 times a year we particularly love the castle and seem to discover new things every time.The grounds are always spotless and well maintained. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we visit leeds castle at least 3-4 times a year we particularly love the castle and seem to discover new things every time.The grounds are always spotless and well maintained. The staff are very obliging and helpful.Because the passes last all year we sometimes do not spend any money as we choose to bring a picnic and sit by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We truly enjoyed our visit to the extensive property. The grounds are beautiful and the tour in the castle was interesting. The formal gardens did not appear to be well taken care of though. The formal gardens looked as though they needed to have much work done such as dead-heading flowers, trimming, etc. We went to the maze last thing... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good venue to children and adults alike. the castle is great with lots of history and original pictures and furniture. Children love the maze and swings plus birds of prey

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The castle is wheelchair friendly -their mobility minibus service from the car park works well dropping as near as possible to the castle entrance. The guides are very helpful greeting and taking the wheelchair user to the various accessible areas of the castle. The upstairs which wasn't accessible was covered on an excellent DVD. The rooms were beautiful -the dining... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

a truly beautiful piece of history. The gardens are well kept, the castle is stunning and the visit inside is interesting. We did a puntin tour and we could see the castle up close going around the moat. The ticket if pricey for a single visit but as you can use it for a year it becomes more affordable. This... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We got to the Leeds Castle, the first thing we were able to enjoy was the grounds. In the large garden, they had laid out an Easter Egg hunt for the children to complete. We were able to see different types of ducks, and get up close and personal to the peacocks. There were several different bridges going off from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It doesn't matter what time of the year you come, this place is so beautiful. It is really well kept and there is so much to do not just as an adult but also for or baby. A great day out for all the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a well worth visit. The tickets are not cheap (~£20 depending on the type of ticket) but they are valid for one year and one day. You need to take a train from London to Bearsted and then a bus to the castle. Bring cash to pay the bus (£5 return), as there are no cash machines in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the castle courtyard so had free access to the castle and grounds. The weather, being August, was wet, cold and windy. Next time we'll go in winter! There is plenty of parking and guests staying in the grounds have a separate entrance and car park. When wandering around there are lots of signs directing you to the... More 

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Brasilia, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My father got married in the Castle. It was a wonderful experience. Plus de Castle is really beautiful, on the inside nad outside. I do recomend the visit, and attending a weeing there if possible ;)

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