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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I had to pass by Leeds Castle on business so while I had a meeting my wife enjoyed the grounds. After the meeting we walked round together and fell in love with the place. It is a stunning attraction. that is well cared for and perfectly located. Visit this place and be enchanted!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place to visit vast grounds and very pretty castle ,larger than I had expected. But disappointed by prices. Small bottle of water £1.40 !!

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We loved Leeds Castle, it's such a beautiful place. The grounds and gardens are week kept and the maze was a lot of fun. We would definitely come back and visit again now that we have our annual ticket passes.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful day we had at Leeds Castle. We were so lucky with the glorious weather, which showed of the grounds and castle to perfection. There was so much to see and enjoy and all of the staff, whether in the grounds or the castle, were extremely helpful and polite. We also thoroughly enjoyed the display of the birds... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting and historical castle just off the M20 with lovely parkland and nice gardens too. The castle is fascinating and well maintained - worth a visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Leeds Castle grounds are beautiful. Although the interior is interesting, we much preferred the grounds. There is also a nice display upon entering that explains the evolution over the centuries of the castle along with artifacts to include a small chest once belonging to Anne Boleyn. The park surrounding the castle affords sweeping vistas of lawn, cultivated formal gardens, informal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow what a back drop to this open air event within the grounds of Leeds castle , as of yet I have not visited this castle to explore but after seeing it at this event it will not be long before I do . A beautiful evening with my husband picnic sunset old classic movie a fantastic experience to of... More

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Have been meaning to go here for some time and I was not disappointed. The castle is stunning and set in beautiful grounds. The rooms in the castle are well explained and the attendants readily give additional information. One word of warning: it is a long walk from the car park to the castle itself and even longer back from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

19 quid to get in ( ouch ) but a very impressive looking castle complete with moat - interiors more like a country house than a medieval military style castle so maybe not ideal for little kids who want to see swords/armour etc...for anyone else plenty to see inside - paintings/furnishings/decor - also can go on a punt ( boat... More

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slough, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds, trip on punt round the moat, the gondolier was very knowledgeable. Special "below stairs" tour showed us where servants lived and workwed: well worth the extra £5 each

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