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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 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the £25 entry fee (which you can convert into an annual pass for free). The is so much to see and do . You start with the Peacocks in the entrance area and a lovely walk through the wildfowl lakes with numerous different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve only ever been to Leeds Castle for the annual firework display in November which is amazing. However having this beautiful castle right on the doorstep I decided to explore some more with friends. Purchase a ticket and can use all year round perfect to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a beautiful Castle. We visited with family from America and this place is perfectly charming. There is also a beautiful reasonably priced cafe there. The people that work there are helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this venue.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I traveled here with my daughter today from London. We took a train from Victoria station to Barstead station. About a 1 hour trip. By the way if you buy a rail train ticket out and back it's cheaper than buying just a one-way ticket....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scott G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great day out for all the family, though I would say not cheap,unless you use the ticket more than once,once purchased you can go as many times as you like within 1yr from the purchase date.Theres nice places to eat,plenty for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nita and I love Leeds Castle and after a breathtaking tour the inevitable finish to a wonderful day is to go and eat at their lovely restaurant where the food is amazing. Can't wait for Summer. We'll be back there again. Thanks guys. Lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan C
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Leeds castle and felt that Lord Conway's description of the castle is an accurate one. Please do use your tickets to visit as many times as you wish...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt slightly disappointed at the castle, seemed too modern and felt it was very expensive for what it was. Having said that I thought the grounds were really beautiful, I can imagine it’s amazing in the spring/summer. Was also disappointed that there were no bird...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen503775
Reviewed 1 week ago

Splendid Castle set in fabulous county park in the middle of a beautiful landscape in rural Kent. Rather expensive entrance fee for a one off visit but one can buy a return for free entry for a year, I dont understnad how families can afford...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BrobergN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are really lucky to live so close to this amazing Castle and be able to visit so regularly. A beautiful castle in the perfect location which I never get bored of looking round as every room tells a different story of its amazing history....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Being one our local visitors we are always pleased that you and your family are able to enjoy the castle, grounds, gardens, attractions and events all year round. There is not long to wait now for the play...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Leeds Castle when the Christmas market was on. It was fantastic to see the castle with all Christmas decorations and to go to the Christmas market to have some nice food and drinks. We also bought some presents for friends. As usual, everything...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lorna C
January 22, 2019|
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Response from ShaneG1289 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Yes, afternoon tea does include a one day pass to the castle and grounds for the day of the afternoon tea.
January 13, 2019|
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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|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is alcohol available in the restaurant