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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

Had a great day at Leeds Castle. Awesome setting, beautiful castle. Enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and even managed to crack the maze.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ianbythesea
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very disappointed by Xmas decorations and no lights in grounds.Had pre booked Xmas lunch which was late coming out and quality very poor,cheap bought in Christmas pud and flavourless veg.😐

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret E
Reviewed yesterday

For a young family with 2 kids under 5 this its great value days out. We live within 15min drive, so a yearly ticket is well worth it. Use the truck train to save time, and stop for a coffee on the walk to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most beautiful castle in England they say. Well l wouldn't argue with that. Step back in history when you cross the moat. Well kept buildings and gardens brilliant play area for the kids. Lovely restaurant overlooking the castle. Get lost in the maze and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GanGanPaul
Reviewed yesterday

Firstly, the entrance to the castle is not exactly the lowest price for a historical building. For us it worked out very well since we visit the area often enough to have entered in Summer and recently for the Christmas fair. Not sure the ticket...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravellingWithKids22
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most beautiful and well-maintained medieval castle moat in England. Not many people know that this castle was actually the castle for King Henry VIII first wife.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 days ago

......not disabled friendly in any way. Disabled car park is miles away from attraction and no offer of assistance in pushing wheelchair along undulating pathways to castle. In fact the staff just stood and watched as I struggled to push my father, only members of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lizzie161
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wanted to visit the Christmas Market. The pricing was not transparent on the website for this and to pay over £100 for entrance to this is ridiculous (an annual price knowing full well that we will not have another chance to visit). Lady at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevepercy
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review and I am very sorry that you have felt 'ripped off'. Our Christmas Market is part of our Christmas at the Castle event and has been advertised as being part of the admission price and includes a link...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firstly I should say we are regular visitors of Leeds castle and always enjoy our visits. We decided to make our father Christmas visit this year at Leeds Castle and were doubly excited when we realised that there would be an Xmas market and 'fairground'...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank touristlocal
Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, we enjoyed our visit to the beautiful castle and grounds. We felt maybe that more could have been put into this year’s winter theme of children’s stories - certainly not so good, we felt, as on previous winter visits. The displays looked a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Malcolm H
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November 8, 2018|
Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
plenty of drinks available in restaurants
October 7, 2018|
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Response from banana-sparks | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can arrive earlier and walk round , and check in at 14;00 the restaurant Is a short walk from the B & B rooms
Bob L
September 14, 2018|
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