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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
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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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"The loveliest castle in the world"

A beautiful castle and grounds. Lovely walks straight from the car park, no matter how busy the entrance is you feel like you're in your own world once you walk down the hill and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful castle and grounds. Lovely walks straight from the car park, no matter how busy the entrance is you feel like you're in your own world once you walk down the hill and see the peacocks and the castle comes into view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Wife who is Terminally Ill and I made the journey to this venue on a Day when it was extremely cold & heavily Foggy. The purpose was to visit their Christmas Markt which had been bill as very good. We were not disappointed and despite the weather we had a lovely day. There were lots of beautiful novelty Stalls... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place for the whole family and plenty to do with the Maze, Grotto, restaurant and falconry displays, which are my favourite. There are plenty of events and festivals happening throughout the year, for example during Christmas the interiors are decorated with Christmas trees in different styles and colour schemes and it all looks pretty spectacular.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed within the grounds to celebrate a 50th birthday in September. The morning of checkout we decided to take in the "castle" as others have said its more a stately home that exists today. The fact that Henry the eighth stayed here on his way to France really adds to the history of the castle and grounds. If you... More 

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Thank AndreK933
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to take a slow walk around and take in the views. Great for kids too with so much for them to see and do

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Thank Chris G
Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is in extensive grounds with a number of nice lakes abundant with swans, ducks and geese. The interior of the castle was great and a lot of the original features maintained. Although the entrance fee was quite expensive the ticket allowed you to make further visits throughout the year which we plan to do. It is well worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really lovely place to go for a long walk, and the castle is very interesting, will try and go back in the summer

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a fantastic place to take the family. Although it's almost impossible to get the kids out of the brilliant adventure play park the castle and grounds are stunning. There is a lovely blend of history and fun and we all had a great day exploring one of the finest castles in the UK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit this place first time and we where so lucky with weather. As it was half term there where many things to see and do for kids and parents.This place is well organised and facilitated.Everyone will find something interesting. Recommending it for everyone but dogs are not allowed. I like the thing that when you buy a ticket then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see it is gorgeous wonderful walks fabulous play parks for kids!!!! Birds of prey display glamping a maze and a gorgeous cafe !!!! Kids love it adults love it and staff are really helpful. Annual passes are a must

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