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“Leeds Castle is a good day out”
Review of Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle
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Private Tour: White Cliffs of Dover Day Tour with Leeds Castle Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Maidstone
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Leeds Castle is well worth a visit, though the ticket price of £21 is quite steep, especially if you live too far away to make use of the "use again" included in the price. The Castle grounds are well designed, plenty of space for small children and a nice play area well away from the Castle itself. There are several places to buy food in the stable courtyard, not cheap but reasonable quality. There are two gift shops,also not cheap. I enjoyed the inside of the moated Castle very much. Although there has been much reconstruction over the centuries, it still maintains an atmosphere which would be impossible to replicate if it wasn't there already. The dining room, designed by Henry VIII, is especially evocative. The tour of the Castle is well sign-posted and takes a good hour to complete. Views from the windows over the golf course and lakes are breathtaking. The Castle is now used for weddings and it was lovely to see the arrival of a bride and groom in the afternoon sunshine. Altogether, a very good day out, a place which can honestly say it has tried and succeeded in offering something for everyone.

Thank Sylvia H
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've been there in the past for a few concerts.
Nice surroudings, fabuless view over the park and the castle

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place has a little bit of everything. The history is incredible. I felt I could have had a 2nd day there and still not see everything. beautiful gardens tea rooms childrens play area, suitable for everyone .

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Castle itself is really beautiful and well worth a visit. Great facilities for the disabled with an area to watch a DVD of the areas upstairs. The dining room is breathtaking.
Was rather disappointed in the formal gardens as they were so small and not very well laid out plus one of the gardens could not be reached if in a wheelchair. The grounds were vast with huge areas of grass and trees but quite a lot of walking for the less able.

Thank Handel1
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Have wanted to visit Leeds Castle for years having seen it from the motorway on our trips down to get the ferry. We did enjoy our visit............... the grounds are wonderful, black swans magnificent and the castle did not disappoint. However the admission charge of £21 per adult we did think was a bit pricey. The ticket is for a year but living so far away we will not be able to revisit.

Thank sidpig
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