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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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Lovely day out

We had family visiting from Europe and as they've previous been and done central London we decided to do leeds castle instead. The tickets seem pricey but are actually annual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had family visiting from Europe and as they've previous been and done central London we decided to do leeds castle instead. The tickets seem pricey but are actually annual tickets so value for money if you can visit again. As soon as you walk into the grounds it's just so calming and the pace slows down giving you a... More 

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falmouth, cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

it is a long walk up to the castle, but they do run a mobility van and also a little train (£1) if you find walking difficult. A nice venue for annual flower show. Café on the other hand was far away and not enough staff available in small kiosks to serve the thousands of people there on the 24... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with disabled parents, staff where great getting the to the castle by mobility his. We had a long 2.5 hrs in the castle as we went when the festival of flowers was on. The falconer you display was awesome. Sky the falcon flew just above out heads and was not to be missed. Truly a magical day and... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has to be one of the best castles we have visited. Certainly take a day to visit. Ours coincided with the Festival of Flowers which we will be certain to visit again next year. A flower arranging demonstration and a tour of the Gardens accompanied by a Gardner were very enjoyable. The flower arrangements in the Castle magnificent. More... More 

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Thank hancockmp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked around the castle grounds after the triathlon. Gardens are beautiful with a lovely cottage garden feel. Spent at least 30 mins trying to get out the maze (note worth taking the kids in here as they get VERY excited)! Setting is perfect lake and castle make a beautiful backdrop to an early summer day out.

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Thank YellowJellyBean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff were very helpful to a visitor in a wheelchair. You can see most of the castle. The gardens are lovely but lots of slopes. Food is very selective.

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Thank Eunice P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Leeds Castle and had a lovely day there. The gardens are real nice to wander around and lots of lakes and lovely walks. The wildlife is varied and most interesting especially the Black Swans. The Castle itself is a love attraction and added to all the other things there makes a great day day. Lovely restaurant overlooking the moat/castle

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

We took the kids here and a lovely time. The Castle wakes some ideas how it could have been, the grounds are lovely cared for and plenty of things for the young ones. Great day out!

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Thank HarleyBoy169
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Leeds Castle is a lovely place to have a year pass to. They have lots of different events throughout the year and it's so nice just to be able to pop over for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Leeds Castle is 20 minutes from where I live and what I love about it is that buying a ticket means being able to return for free for a whole year. I love the grounds that offer a good walk amongst very pretty landscaping, the beautiful castle that is definitely worth a visit, the falconry demonstrations that I often enjoy... More 

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