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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

It has to be said, the staff we met today were commendable. I am currently using a walking aid following an operation. Every single member of staff that we came across along our way asked if I could manage or did I need help in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gumpers
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We had a one night stay in the grounds of Leeds Castle, B & B, you gain access through the back gate driving across the Golf course to the Stables and Reception, our bedrooms were opposite the Old Stable Courtyard, we had two adjoining rooms,...More

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

Due to bad weather decided to catch the little train from the entrance to the castle. Grounds were beautiful. Spring flowers gave the paths and lake areas colour. Wild life everywhere. Castle is well kept and looked after. Many guides standing around keen to give...More

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

I was told this is the best example of a castle but must disagree it was a nice example of a car so we certainly not the best around the grand has some good features food was ok when you go to the birds of...More

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

Went here on 10th march took a chance as it was really windy day . Got there and paid the entrance fee which might seem steep but is valid for a whole year including some key dates . Couldn't do the woodland walk due to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Thereasa O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some say it’s the most beautiful castle in the world. I wouldn’t argue the point. Amazing that it’s almost 1000 years old. Build just 20 years after the battle of Hastings. Beautiful grounds and the building well maintained by the trust. Be warned though, quite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Eric_W844
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Castle View Resturant is a great place to have a tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner. The converted barns are amazing. Brightley lit, very warm and welcoming. All the staff we're friendly and helpful and good at their job, especially Sarah who really looked after...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle, beautiful grounds, all well preserved, it was like stepping back in time. Loved the brass plaques on the ground leading to the castle, telling about the most important steps in the castle’s history. The only thing that was not perfect was the the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank OMKL
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly magical picture perfect castle, helpful friendly staff, a really good day out. Plenty of places to eat and drink

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mouseisland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place. Gorgeous surroundings and enough to do for a whole day out. I go out looking for Kingfishers to photograph all the time, and never even highlighted Leeds Castle as a place to find one. I’ve been five times since November and seen at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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March 2, 2019|
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Response from banana-sparks | Reviewed this property |
Scaffolding is nearly all the way down 9/3/19
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