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Leeds Castle

Address: Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number: 01622 765400
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Maidstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Leeds Castle is not only a place of interest and history but also with wonderful gardens and walks to bimble on a sunny winters days. The birds are enchanting on the many waterways and lakes. The castle itself is well kept and lovely to wonder around. Plenty of toilets were well maintained and cleaned also having been refurbished. A mini... More 

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maidstone
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We had a family day out with our two children ( 21/2 yes and 3 mths) and had a wonderful day. The castle was lovely and very interesting, play area is exceptional and the grounds are amazing. My husband and eldest loved the maze. The grounds make for a brilliant walk, with amazing views. There are lots of picnic areas... More 

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Folkestone, Kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We visited leeds cast for the 3rd time to see the amazing fire works. They are out of this world. Totally worth it. you will need to wrap up warm though

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Visited here again just before Christmas and unfortunately due to visitor numbers we were forced to park in a field close to the main entrance (the first time ever). We walked around the grounds, enjoyed the Christmas Fayre, purchased some items, had a coffee and then walked back to our car. Unfortunately on our return we discovered that the area... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We lived in Maidstone for a year and got a years pass to Leeds. We visited over and over. My kids loved it. Take bread to feed the geese and ducks. Every time you tour the castle you will find something new. The grounds are stunning and perfect for picnicking. They have a very cool maze and falcon shows.

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Brisbane
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Castle has a long and varied history. It was privately owned, but due to high death taxes at the time the last owner died, she arranged for the Castle to be set up as asome type of trust to avoid this. Hence, it is now open to public. The people who look after this Castle are doing an amazing... More 

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East Grinstead, W.Sussex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were fortunate enough to enjoy one of the 'Dine and sleep' events and stayed in the one of the state bedrooms. All I can say is 'WOW! We loved every minute. What made it so special were the staff who were so professional and so kind - A huge THANK YOU! I have visited Leeds castle several times over... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful castle in splendid grounds. The castle has so much history from medieval queens to roaring 20s socialites. Also a very cool maze and grotto that should not be missed! The cafe out in the gardens was nice with good homemade sandwiches. Entry is expensive at £24 but the ticket does give you access for a year.

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Keller, Texas
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A castle sitting in the middle of a lake, what more can you ask for? The grounds and gardens are very nice as well. If you don't want to take the 15-20 minute walk they have a shuttle from the visitor's center to the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Absolutely delightful castle with very nice staff always eager to chat and explain about the rooms. Beautiful grounds. My only regret is not having time to eat at their lovely restaurant.

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