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“Lost in the Maze”
Review of Leeds Castle

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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lost in the Maze”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

A little expensive but if you live close the ticket does last a year.
Had a great 20 mins trying to find the middle of the maze, you must give it a go. Lovely views and also got to see a falconary display. Very easy to spend the whole day here. Great for all ages.

Visited April 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Fab day out for all ages”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Decided to check out Leeds Castle as we were in the area, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The grounds provide a lovely walk up to the castle, with plenty of hungry and inquisitive birds to feed. Plenty for a photographer to get their teeth stuck into. We saw quite a lot of eager children running about trying to identify objects around the grounds that they had been given in a special adventure task designed for kids. No problems pushing a wheelchair through the grounds, and when we arrived at the castle, we were helped every step of the way by friendly and well informed staff, so my Mum in a wheelchair could enjoy as much of the castle as possible. Plenty of history and interesting things to see and read about. Staff available to ask about anything. Pretty standard gift shop for this sort of attraction. We had lunch at the restaurant which was lovely, but maybe a little lacking in choice. All-in-all, a good day had by all.

Visited April 2013
Thank Ellen1975
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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Impressive castle with a nice interior. The best part is the setting, the grounds are beautiful. A bit expensive, though.

Visited April 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A beautiful castle and grounds”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

There is a public footpath running through the grounds of the castle so you can avoid the expensive admission charges but you will not be able to look around the castle.
The only down side to the visit this time, was the five coach loads of foreign students who were more interested in running around the maze and the children's playground. It was extremely noisy and busy and we had to make sure they didn't knock my grandson on the floor in both the maze and the playground. (There is an age limit of 14 in the playground but it is not supervised).
However the gardens and castle were much quieter and the varieties of water birds were wonderful to photograph. There are peacocks walking around the grounds as well.
There is also a collection of caged birds there (toucans etc.) but because we visit a lot we did not go in there.
At about half past one it poured with rain so we did not stop for the falconery display either.

Visited April 2013
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Lovely Castle”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is the second time we have visited Leeds Castle. Although quite pricey, the ticket is valid for a year so worth it if you live close enough. Leeds Castle is in a beautiful setting. Our first visit was in good weather so we enjoyed the grounds but this time the weather was wet so we only went to the castle. The rooms are wonderful and gives you an idea of how the other half lived. They have introduced boat tours on the moat with a guide which was popular but it was too cold for us.

Visited April 2013
Thank Sue P
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