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Leeds Castle

Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
01622 765400
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle is a fantastic place for all in the family to visit. Its very picturesque. In good weather you can enjoy a tour of the moat and see the castle from a different angle, while learning interesting history tid bits. There is a shuttle service that can take you around to various part of the premises. The scenic gardens... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The landscape, gardens, lake, and historic castle made this trip a memory of a lifetime. Each room is different and there is so much history to absorb from the different eras represented. The landscape is full of flora, fauna, and lovely swans. The gift shop is also amazing for the shoppers among us. I highly recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Built by the Normans, and used by some of England's queens, the current structure is a pleasing little structure, surrounded by water, for a very quaint sight. This was never a major military or royal residence, and there's something almost feminine about the two gently angular buildings that compose the castle. The interior owes almost everything to the inter war... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had read about leeds castle being the best castle around however we were so disappointed we expected a really old building only realising that it was in actual fact mostly a rebuild after a fire and almost everything inside is of the 1920's era totally a waste of our money, the best part for us was seeing the birds... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I'm a regular Leeds Castle customer, and whilst I appreciate it's not Leeds Castle's fault....I feel compelled to write a review about the outdoor screening we booked tickets for (nearly £50) for Frozen sing a long run by Luna cinema on 12/10/14 - which had been rescheduled without reason from the weekend before which was a dry day, to the... More

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Faversham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What an Unforgetable Experience!!!!!!!! Luna Cinema should hang thier heads in shame... I took my family to see this as a surprise, we were aware of the weather & were prepared & dressed accordingly...BUT It should have been cancelled, but i can only think that greed prevented this happening, outragious to let this go ahead, i guess there was no... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The lovely weather allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the magnificent castle and surrounding grounds. Plan to stay the day, walk around and even have a picnic. The castle is well kept, we had a lovely tour. Don't miss the exhibition where you get to see in 3D the building, destruction and rebuilding of the castle...most impressive.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A beautiful castle in the heart of the English countryside that worth a day visit. You will be lucky if it was sunny when you visit.

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

If visiting England a must should be Leeds Castle for the History and grounds.. £28.00 for 2 persons was very reasonable the grounds are stunning as is the house "castle" we found ourselves taking photos as nearly every corner we turned. Very accessible for wheelchair persons.. We loved the organists who played the old organ in the chapel which increased... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took my partners nan here in September and had a nice day out. We did personally think £15pp was a bit steep but what you gonna do. If it keeps you away from Downton Abbey for a day I'm willing to pay that. Its a big place. We had a wheelchair. I wish for me at some points but... More

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