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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 today

Our last visit was 30 years ago. ( we live 250 miles away) Although I researched website before visiting & noted it was the last day of the Flower Festival, I did not realise that the floral sculptures would be inside the castle & in...More

2  Thank sadiesgirl
Reviewed today via mobile

It was alright bare cold tho Didn’t rate the history Man dem Cafe tho rated that broski Safe safe My g

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed yesterday

I frequently visit National Trust, English Heritage and other similar properties and have to say this was the worst experience I have ever had in 20 years. It is a beautiful picturesque castle, with appalling staff attitude, totally over-priced especially for a Charity, lacking in...More

1  Thank Stanley H
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry that you feel this way about Leeds Castle. I would welcome more detail from you if you could email me direct at feedback@leeds-castle.co.uk Far from wanting to send you a bland reply, I would prefer...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Like something out of a movie . An amazing castle that is in amazing condition. It is a credit to the people that look after it. Very nice just to stroll around not too heavy on information.

Thank barneygumble06
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited during the Flower festival,so it was packed,with up to an hours wait to actually get into the Castle. Worth it though,some lovely displays. A little dissapointed at the contents inside,having said that its been changed around much since olden days. Obviously the grounds...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a grey sky rainy day and still enjoyed our time there. We did all of the inside and took out time. Sadly, there was a huge group of very excited girl guides, brownies and their 'wranglers' who often made the experience less...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We travelled here for a nice day out. Drove up to where you pay to get in. The guy said that'll be £23 pounds each please. TO LOOK AT A HOUSE!!!! WE DID A UTURN AND DROVE AWAY. thanks leeds castle. Robbers.More

Thank davey j
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent attempted visit to Leeds Castle. In response, I would have to say that Leeds Castle is much, much more than a house. We have 500 acres of gardens, parkland, a maze, falconry displays, Bird of Prey Centre,...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This trip was fantastic due to the excellence of ALL the staff during the course of the festival and dinner. The staff went above and beyond to assist my friend who walks with the aid of sticks. We had not realised the Castle View restaurant...More

Thank debbiechalet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place and lots to see and do. Great for a day out and all through the year there are lots of different events to reuse your entry ticket. Nice tearooms, great maze with lovely shell grotto in the middle. Bird of prey...More

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first visit and we should of visited before. So much to see and do. Allow all day so you have time to enjoy the grounds and find your way out of the maze.

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Bob L
September 14, 2018|
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Response from marianbucharest | Reviewed this property |
No, the festival of flowers has been between 15th to 20th of September. We visited Leeds on 26.09
September 2, 2018|
Response from collardove | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are accessible. You can use a land train to get to the castle. The castle itself does have stairs and handrails and also wheelchair friendly.