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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 #3 of 26 attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Just had a family day at the beautiful Leeds castle in Kent. Stunning scenery, grounds and Castle is a must for all. Bought a annual pass £26 adults/ £19 children allowing access all year. Friendly helpful staff directed us towards the Easter trail. The grounds are immaculate kept by the ground staff and little sign of any litter thanks to... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place. A really magical place. Can get very busy but it's a massive site so doesn't feel crowded . If you live within travelling distance the annual pass is worth doing .

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful day at Leeds Castle on Tuesday. Our first visit, - but not our last. You couldn't find a better spot, close to London, good for the young and old. You could definitely have a good day here even on your own. Highly recommended. Our trip was made even better by one of the Stewards - Jon Matthew... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Leeds Castle, the Castle itself was very interesting and gave a good historic perspective through the ages. The grounds are lovely and very well kept and there is plenty for the kids to do, explore or just run around.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle (in Kent, not Yorkshire!) is SO worth visiting for a day. It is beautiful. The grounds are lovely and the castle is magical. There is a maze for all ages and brilliant children's area. The gardens are beautiful. The peacocks are majestic and swans are not to be played with! You can 'Go Ape' in the grounds or... More

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Bromley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely castle, entry so expensive though! Beautiful site, black swans, bird show and boat trip, nice! Castle impressive but a few members of staff could have been more tolerant of the group of SEN students I was assisting with. On the whole a nice day out!.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Grounds are extensive and are in great condition. Plenty of room for famiies of all ages. the castle is well worth an extended visit as there is a lot to see. Food in the cafe is good quality and offers plenty of choice.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I spent the day at Leeds Castle with my 3 year old son today and had the best day out with him I've ever had. We fed ducklings and swans, got lost and found in the maze, explored a grotto, he played in the well equipped adventure playground, had a great lunch, wandered through the beautiful castle, which I was... More

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It really is! Leeds Castle is a stunning castle with so much history, beautiful grounds, a maze, and even a dog collar museum! I would highly recommend a visit if you are in Kent. They often have special events on.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We had a great day out, loads to do and see. The Easter trails were great and love the fact that you can visit all year round. The staff are great and always helpful. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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