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Leeds Castle

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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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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
+44 1622 765400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My review is based on two visits to Leeds Castle, the first being a trip visiting the actual castle which is a great day out for families. The castle is very interesting but there was also a good playground for children, lovely gardens to walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pamela J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely grounds add to this stunning and well preserved castle. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Bird displays are a must as too the gardens. Parking is vast and most under the shade of a tree. They have well paved pathways or if you want an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I always enjoy going to Leeds Castle. Love to walk around, the history of the place is amazing and the food, especially the Carvery is my favorite choice. Te staff are very friendy and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Calyvorri
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful night stay in the CourtYard.Beautiful room,very clean and a great view. Free entry to the lovely castle and grounds included in the stay. Will definitely stay again. Wouldn’t eat in the restaurant though....poor value even though the food and service was great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do a Christmas market tour every year, selecting markets based on their reputation. Leeds castle Christmas market is always well reported and I can see why. A great selection of stalls, lots of food/ drink options (shame all the seating is outside) and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elephantemg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to visit but just too expensive place to take a family with children. I wanted to show them some history but it meant we could do anything else for nearly a month. Too expensive

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

No crowds there this time of year. You wont get the full effect of the garden due to how cold it is. There was some scaffolding on one side. They were doing repairs.Staff was nice everyone of them acknowledged us and ask if the could...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RodDaly
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. As you rightly state, a visit to Leeds Castle is great at any time of year. During the winter our gardeners are preparing the plants and grounds for spring when the estate will be full of tulip and daffodil colour,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely castle to walk around but also has lovely walking areas where you can feed swans and ducks as well

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darrensgone
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and for visiting Leeds Castle. Our Falconry and Wildlife Team will be thrilled that you are looking after the swans and ducks. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Leeds Castle.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the stable rooms and the slightly bigger than 'small' room, check online as we got a discount for booking direct. The room was fine and bathroom was big, not luxurious though and the block to get in had an educational room downstairs,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. This has been forwarded to the accommodation, hospitality and restaurant teams. We do hope that we see you again whether that be in the summer or winter time - we are always open. Regards Leeds Castle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous surroundings should have made for a great New Year’s Eve. Sadly it was not to be. We got off to a good start, with several members of our group of 8 going on a guided tour, which included extra champagne top ups. Two of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Heydns
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Could you please email our Hospitality Team at hospitality@leeds-castle.co.uk and they will be pleased to make contact with you regarding the issues from the New Year's Eve event. Leeds Castle

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January 22, 2019|
Response from gday113 | Reviewed this property |
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January 13, 2019|
Response from ShaneG1289 | Property representative |
The admission cost for seniors (65+) to visit Leeds Castle is £24 (£23 online) and this is an inclusive ticket for castle, grounds, gardens and attractions. Our admission tickets grant free repeat for a year. There is a free... More
November 8, 2018|
Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
plenty of drinks available in restaurants