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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 #1 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a family day out for my birthday at the castle. Truly amazing grounds. A combination of very old castle and the new (costa coffee). The play grounds ( yes 2 ) are split for younger and older children. Plenty of choice if you get there early. Would recommend to take the boat to the playground one way to... More

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, beautiful castle, and the Bird section {feathered of course} was very well done! one of the Parrots spoke better than I do, [ but I wont tell you what it called me] A place of history worth seeing!!!

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Pontypridd, Wales, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our visit to the area. The castle tour was excellent with staff on hand to answer any questions. The grounds were beautiful and well cared for. We enjoyed lunch in the restaurant which was good value. We loved the owl display. The handlers made sure that all visitors could see the birds at close hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Myself and family visit Leeds Castle a few times per year on average, our last few visits have included both the fireworks and Olympics torch passing ceremony. Everything is always very well planned and organised and the events seem to flow well. Ample parking, food and toilets are provided and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Most probably my... More

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited Leeds Castle many times after purchasing a yearly ticket. These tickets represent the best value but are obviously only any use if you live fairly close by. The castle grounds are lovely. The walk from the car park takes you through a beautiful mix of woodland, streams and ponds to superbly kept lawns. On the far side... More

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

we stayed at the maidens tower overnight and visited the Castle the day we arrived and the next day, its an amazing place, the staff are very helpful and polite the castle is beautiful and it makes a very interesting, relaxing day out. There is a huge amount of history, display items and lots to do, its great for adults... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My 91 year old mother had wanted to see Leeds castle and so we booked to stay, on site, at the Courtyard Bedrooms. A wheelchair had been arranged free of charge but Mum had never used one (VERY independent). The delightful man on reception entered into a deceit whereby the wheelchair appeared outside our room 'just in case'. After a... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Lovely punt ride around the moat. Gorgeous gardens. Interesting Castle very well preserved and laid out. Lots to do for the children.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a beautiful place. Yes, it's a castle, but more a country house inside. The rooms aren't too large, and the feeling is of a home. Tapestries, paintings, furniture, etc. There's an audio guided tour available in many languages. The grounds of the castle are huge and wonderful, with many different views available. The gardens are full of varied plants.... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This castle is set in the heart of Kent and is one of the most beautiful castles I've ever visited. The Castle grounds are beautiful and invite for extensive walks and pick nicks. The entry cost is rather high but it’s worth it. It includes the use of the grounds (including the maze and playground) and the entry into the... More

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