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Leeds Castle

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Address: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
Phone Number: 01622 765400
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Stunning place

We visited Leeds Castle and the grounds on 23rd August and we are delighted. It is a magical and wonderful place. Large grounds with really beautiful walk along the brook. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Leeds Castle and the grounds on 23rd August and we are delighted. It is a magical and wonderful place. Large grounds with really beautiful walk along the brook. Lots of good spots for picnics and nice relaxing breaks. Castle is quite old but nice. The maze is just wonderful, so tricky. That's the most difficult maze we've ever... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Leeds castle and its surroundings is pretty in principle. However because of the vast number of people, the castle lost its authenticity and is a worn out building without atmosphere. In the gardens, the atmosphere is spoiled by large amount of families with screaming children. Admission for a family with two adults and two kids is 80£!. And just realise... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful overnight stay here, for our 40th wedding anniversary. A lovely place to stay. All staff were very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. We had a delicious evening meal in the Castle View Restaurant. The bedroom was spotless, and bed was very comfortable. The grounds and castle are amazing. Well worth a visit.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For years on our visits to England, we drove past Leeds Castle and didn't have time to take the tour. That was unfortunate; but, finally, recently, we took the time. It was well worth it. Visitors are easily enthralled by a wonderfully beautiful castle and grounds. The setting is peaceful, relaxing, pastoral, and fascinating. There is so much history here.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, it is expensive but then we felt we were funding people who go more often since the pass is for a year. We stopped in the gardens for a picnic then went onto visit the castle. I love a good maze and the one here is TOUGH! Then we exited through the grotto, a funny touch, and thoroughly exhausted... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it here, great play area for the children, kids love going on the train (50p per person) pay once and visit all year!

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Thank lisamarsh23
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle and grounds, there is a lot to see and do to please everyone. Have a picnic in the beautiful grounds or have lunch at the café/restaurant. Visit the castle off course! Have fun in the underground grotto and through the maze. Spot the different birds in the aviary. Have a long walk through the beautiful gardens and estate...get... More 

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Thank Poppy895
Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens, awesome castle and good golf course. It is great to see all the plants as well as all of the animals there

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting and impressive place. Great historical interest, super maze and lots to do for the children.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with kids 8 & 5. They didn't think much from the castle but they loved the castle grounds... loved exploring and playing in the maze. Watching the falconry show was great. Only downside was the restaurant near the maze, very confusing menu and food not up to much, heaven help you have a berry allergy and ask for a... More 

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