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Address: Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number: 01622 765400
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Getting married
Description: Considered one of the most romantic castles in England, this historic site...
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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Fun family day out

We went on 25th May as this is our second time there and there have been lots of impovements since we last visit this place many moons ago, now that we got an addition little girl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went on 25th May as this is our second time there and there have been lots of impovements since we last visit this place many moons ago, now that we got an addition little girl to our family. The entrance fee is twenty four pounds per adult and 4 - 16 yrs old is eighteen pounds. I booked the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Once you get over the cost to get into the Castle which is then converted into a yearly ticket so if you go again you don't pay the entrance fee. The Castle is set in the 1930s when Lady Bailie and family owned the castle. Fabulous just to potter around the castle. We ate in the English Country Kitchen, not... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We are historical fans and enjoyed visiting this castle and learning the links to royalty. With that said, the emphasis however on this visit is when the castle left royalty ownership and was sold in 1926 to Lady Baillee. Lots of stories about her entertaining famous people and celebrities, etc. It was still very interesting, but it's not on the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visited in half term holiday. Lots of people there but no overcrowded. Ground were really nicely kept. It's a bit of a walk up to the castle and beyond to the park but there is a train. Also transport for people with mobility difficulties. Play area is excellent if a little small. The food courtyard is really nicely set out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great day out for all the family, a little train can save your legs but we had three very quiet and tired boys this evening. We look forward to our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds to walk through, so many birds to see. Well worth 1pound for the grains to feed the swans, geese and ducks. Beautiful and relaxing day spent looking around. Alas due to wet weather the birds of prey show was called off. The castle itself is very interesting. My 8 year old bought the children's guide and enjoyed doing... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere in the restaurant and generally excellent quality of food spoiled by poor service. Although there was adequate waiting staff, most guests, including ourselves had excessive waits between courses and on 1 occasion undercooked shepherds pie. Clearly a kitchen needing more effective servery management or increased number of chefs. The potential of this restaurant at risk - you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Such a lovely place to visit , loved it ! The inside of the castle is very interesting , takes you back in time , all different rooms and history attached to it ... I do Recommend it ! Go on sunny day and bring pick nick basket ! Don't forget to see the birds of pray show at 2p.m... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Took a coach tour from London(which is a bad idea).But this beautiful castle was an immediate hit for both of us. My husband isn't the history enthusiast but even he couldn't find many things to crib about the castle and castle grounds. We lol definitely visit again for longer time just to admire the view and breathe the fresh air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wow! Simply wow! We attended the 1930s castle party and were absolutely blown away. Croquet on the lawn, handling owls and cocktails were just the start of a truly amazing evening. The dinner in the banqueting hall was superb and the whole evening could not have been better. Absolutely loved it.

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