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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 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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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle offers something for everyone, from the gorgeous scenery, the history of the castle and a great play area for the kids. I went for the first time this year and will be going back soo. A great family day out

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

the statement the loveliest castle in the world i do not agree that is some statement to make the person who put together this brochure has not traveled far that state more beautiful than Amboise i do not think so the gardens are not what we expected compared to hever castle no comparison .

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The castle was nice but the grounds were absolutely beautiful. I had always read about "Mead" and thought it some sort of ale. Found out that its like wine but made from honey. Delicious!NOW I understand why King Henry VIII liked his mead lol

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Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Though the entrance was expensive, a visit was worth the price. The castle was small but nice and well maintained, but it's the surrounding park that is especially nice. There some stuff for children (maze, playgrounds,...) so it's very suited for a family visit.

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Gravesend
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Awesome place! Wonderful! Great to chill, relax. I wanne go back there! Gardens so really fantastic. Next time I buy annual ticket. 5£ more only! Great place!

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nottinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic and memorable place to visit with stunning views. We were fortunate to be there early and beat the crowds making it possible to get around the castle quite easily.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived mid afternoon after visiting on spec, hoping for a quiet wander around the gardens. Having not done any research, we were surpised to be hit with a price of nearly £40 for 2 adult visitors. To be fair, the castle and grounds are stunning, and well worth the visit, and the price is probably worth it for an... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely castle - rebuilt several times so the video showing the stages was interesting. Interesting stories of residents and visitors to the castle and the grounds were glorious. Staff were excellent and despite it being very, very, busy, they accommodated our wheelchair with ease and grace. One minor moan - we'd planned our walk on getting the land train back... More

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Canterbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited Leeds Castle today! Leeds castle is beautiful and the grounds are lovely to have a picnic in. The ticket is quite pricey but the option of buying an annual ticket allows you to come back again and enjoy the sights! We had a lovely day except for the SPOT TRAVEL shuttle bus service from Bearsted train station. I... More

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Canterbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Great day out. Lovely grounds and castle. Spent around 4 hours looking around the sights. If you are going via rail DO NOT use spot travel shuttles out if Bearsted station. Used more than once and have been late on every occasion meaning I have missed my train and received no apologies or refunds.

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