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Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
+44 1622 765400
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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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  • Average6%
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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
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"beautiful grounds"
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"lady baillie"
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"fairfax restaurant"
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"black swans"
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"falconry display"
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"dog collar museum"
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"birds of prey"
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"annual ticket"
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"costa coffee"
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"car park"
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"stately home"
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"ticket price"
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"formal gardens"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely house and beautiful gardens, a maze for some fun and a play area for the younger children, there’s also a free wild bird display on offer, the restaurant and small vendor outlets are the usual prices for this kind of attraction the entrance tickets...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed yesterday

£25.50 each to go in plus £1 for a leaflet (guide books £5) plus £3.65 for the audio tour headset! Very expensive and not at all worth it, we stayed all day just to try and get our moneys worth but the maze only took...More

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have had the annual tickets for several years now and we love seeing the changes that nature and the seasons bring to the grounds. The Castle itself we go into once a year at different times as this too changes. The only down side...More

Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an overnight stay at leeds casle. Staff are so friendly and helpfull. The castle is a must , it's the best preserved castle we've ever seen. There are plenty off places to buy food the restaurant is excellent as well. The only disappoint...More

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been back after a few years away. As beautiful as ever and lovely grounds and gardens. Be prepared for lots of walking. The castle is worth a look. the history is interesting. We did the punting and our guide was very good. £6 each for...More

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Leeds Castle like many venues these days are forcing you to buy an annual ticket . Why? Most visitors will only want to visit once unless you are local. A money making exercise. Terrible for tourist. Not a real castle anyway a fortified house that...More

Thank ColinTW
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff. We were a party of 12 which wasn’t quite enough for group rate (min of 15 people), however, staff were really helpful and able to offer a discounted price. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the castle. Staff advise...More

Thank SSB82
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had most amazing day going on Segway at Leeds castle We were guided so well, we did not find difficult to ride them. Well done Tony Castle grounds kept so beautiful castle standing so beautiful Saw gamping site...if I had more time, would have surely...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Advertised as " the loveliest castle in in England", and it does not disappoint. The castle itself is beautiful and in excellent condition. The gardens as spectacular with many acres to wander around. In addition there are many other attractions to see. Birds of Prey...More

Thank alan c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peaceful walks out of school time Great choice of catering Varied walks and the bird exhibition of flying is very informative The castle is beautiful steeped in history and with knowledgeable staff.

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Sharon G
May 24, 2018|
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Response from emma r | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hever castle is beautiful as is arundel castle which is a bit more south but totally worth a visit- beautiful river side pub called the black cat about am3 min walk away. Bodiam castle is my absolute favourite but it... More
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colinmaggs56
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Lynne L | Reviewed this property |
No. you can not fish in the lake.
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Eve R
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Fiona A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, definitely not at the station. Maybe there are lockers in the entrance to the castle, probably best to ask them as i have not noticed, sorry.
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