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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Christmas Market

Visited leeds castle on a sunday before christmas with the wife & grandson, christmas market was good to walk around & also enjoyed the walk round the castle & grounds, definately... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited leeds castle on a sunday before christmas with the wife & grandson, christmas market was good to walk around & also enjoyed the walk round the castle & grounds, definately worth a visit

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Treviglio, Italy
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know if this is really "the most beautiful castle in England" as its advertising claims but it is surely the best preserved. The interiors are fabulous and the gardens are really a treat with lots of bird species such as the famous black swans imported from Australia. In the garden there is also a falconery where you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked on line the night before and saved 10% off what are relatively high entrance fees even for seniors in the expectation that the weather forecast was right and it would be a bright, dry but cold day. The forecast was wrong so we didn't visit the gardens and outlying areas but the castle itself more than made up for... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful ancient castle, very well preserved, luxury interrior, surrounded by the fields, easy access by car, coach, food amenities up the hill, wheelchair access, medieval maidens' house restauant by the castle, tour guides, loveley interrior, real atrifacts, photographing is allowed...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got married here so it's not surprising that we really love it! We've bought yearly tickets for as long as we can remember and never tire of ambling around the Castle and grounds. There's always something new to see, and the changing seasons add to the attraction. The perfect place to recharge your batteries. It's definitely a place for... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

VERY PRETTY castle and always have stuff on for the kids. once you have the tickets you can get in all year

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I visited Leeds Castle for a Falconry experience on the weekend. It was FANTASTIC! What an unbelievably fun, different and fantastic experience/day out. We felt like VIP's, we were picked up at the entrance gate in the Land Rover and driven past the castle to the cafe up at the stables. We then got a nice hot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The self guided tour is really easy to follow with sufficient information for a brief over view of rooms. Buy a guide book for more in depth information. Lovely grounds take a picnic if the weathers good the restaurants are quite pricey. Lots to see can easily spend good few hours here. Expensive but it's an annual ticket so well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Leeds castle is such a beautiful castle with lovely grounds. I visit with my three year old and there's so much for aimed at kids - quizzes as you go round the castle and grounds, ducks to feed, the maze, owls and birds of prey and a great playground. We used to visit weekly and have a play and lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided at the last minute to visit, booked online to save 10%. Well worth the money and it's an annual ticket. Staff were helpful and friendly, they had lots of knowledge. We got lost in the maze and the children had fun in the play area, can't wait for the warmer weather to take a picnic and come back. Train... More 

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