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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 #2 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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Washington Township, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great day trip with family. Beautiful grounds and Castle experience. The entire country side surroundings are beautiful. Beginning with the walk from the car park to the Castle. Entering the castle is well set up and an enjoyable experience, There are food courts, a Maze and when we were the a Falconry show. Well worth the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Visited on a warm sunny Easter Monday and had a brilliant time . Loads to do and see, fantastic choice of activities for all ages. Good choice of food outlets and a very impressive restaurant. The maze is fun and the castle is amazing, well worth a visit.

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The day at Leeds castle was on the whole a good day out where it failed for me to begin with was the purchase of a guide which only cost a pound the information within was nearly 2 years out of date aviary closed no longer there as to save cost but a good write up in the guide dog... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There's plenty to do at Leeds Castle. Segway, train ride, boat ride, shop, snack bar, lovely grounds, have-a-go archery, children's playground and beautiful castle, all very well-maintained. There was an Easter egg hunt for children, which they seemed to be enjoying. An enjoyable day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Worth the 24 pounds entrance for an open year pass. The grounds are perfect for couples and family picnics and days out. The annual pass gives you access to a wonderful setting all year round. A great day out.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle is not in Yorkshire but adjacent to the village of Leeds in Kent. It is a beautiful looking castle in a lake but it has never been the site of a battle.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As a castle to visit, it is well set out and interesting. Two hours should be the maximum to get round it. But there is so much else to do, especially with a family. There is a large children's play area, beautifully and imaginatively constructed, with castle! There are eating and snack outlets, a boat ride across the lake, even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A great day out, and with the new children's play area and plenty of place to relax with a picnic it's a must do when in Kent. The castle and History is also fascinating

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Arrived here about 3ish so only had a few hours here, but still got to see the castle and grounds and even had a go in the maze!! There were more things to see and do there so you could definitely spend more time exploring and seeing everything. The castle is very picturesque sitting right on a small lake. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Visited Leeds castle today with my young family and wasn't prepared to be wowed by it but we ended up upgrading to a annual pass as it was fab. There is so much to do for everyone, I can't get over how many acres there are. The castle was impressive so looking forward to going round again. The restaurant had... More

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