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Leeds Castle

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Address: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1622 765400
Today
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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On a bright winter's day, there's nowhere better

The weather forecast said bright sunshine but very cold - and that is exactly what we got. We were well wrapped up so it was perfect. The sun shone the whole time we were there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The weather forecast said bright sunshine but very cold - and that is exactly what we got. We were well wrapped up so it was perfect. The sun shone the whole time we were there and (to our surprise) the whole lake was covered by a thin layer of ice. The views were gorgeous and spectacular. Wintertime really is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like History and are curious abou the crown you should visit this place. Although it is a little bit expensive it worth it.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live local visited many times and suitable for everyone, not too expensive and nice for a day out. Interesting place to go with lots of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to Leeds castle several times over the last few years and have always had a wonderful time. Beautiful grounds and the castle itself is amazing. The evening events (outdoor Shakespeare) are very well priced and to sit at twilight with a glass of wine watching 'a midsummers night dream' is fabulous way to spend the night.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went during the winter market which was good. Castle itself was...ok. Queue was long but to be expected for the season as they put on a child event

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the castle many times and often purchase an annual pass. The gardens are beautiful with lots of lovely birds which you can feed with the seeds purchased at the shop. It's brilliant for all ages and fascinating to see the history of the place. Due to reconstruction work I believe they had some rooms in the castle... More 

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not visited for about 17 years we spent a lovely few hours here whilst staying at the nearby Great Danes hotel. It was great to have time to enjoy the rooms within the Castle at a quiet time of year. Will definitely return during the year to explore the gardens and take advantage of the annual pass.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Havent visited Leeds Castle for a few years and forgot just how beautiful it is. We went to a wedding there and the grounds took my breath away along with the Castle and towers we had the wedding in. I will certainly be coming back in the summer so I can spend longer admiring all that it has to offer.

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kent
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as we are locals and have year tickets , went around the castle and I'm going to warn parents of young babies that pushchairs are not allowed , so you have to carry your baby , my baby is a year old and I've mobility issues so luckily I had my sling with me but I found this... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly beautiful castle in Kent. Lovely location. Plenty of parking. Go Ape is available on the site as well. The castle is interesting and the grounds lovely. There are great playgrounds for kids big and small beyond the castle as well as a tricky but not too annoying maze.

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