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Leeds Castle

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Address: Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
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+44 1622 765400
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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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Truly beautiful

I think this is such a beautiful well maintained attraction. The castle is unique & attractively sited The gardens variety never ceases to amaze me. All credit to the gardeners... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is such a beautiful well maintained attraction. The castle is unique & attractively sited The gardens variety never ceases to amaze me. All credit to the gardeners etc It has to be my favourite local attraction The scenery is fantastic & so worth visiting

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Thank Corry S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to Leeds Castle is wonderful all year round, truthfully billed as the most beautiful castle. The gardens change with the season (especially good in the Spring) and the variety of water fowl is exciting. A good selection of food options to be taken indoors or out. Very accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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Thank SandraL68
Medway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this attraction quite a few times during the year. The surroundings are spectacular with lovely streams flowing through open fields. The grounds are kept in imaculate order. There are lots of events planned for the children throughout the year. There is a maze and a good play area for the children. A visit to the castle is well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my grandchildren aged 4 and 6. We've been coming here since my children were small so probably for at least 25 years and love it as much as ever. The grounds are stunning, woodland walks, formal gardens and the Mediterranean terrace garden especially interesting to keen gardeners. There are lots of wildfowl and plenty of places to stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided on a romantic day out and wasn't disappointed. The settings were perfect and the whole day was very memorable. There was a food festival on over the weekend, and we learned that there are a whole range of events held at the castle and in the grounds all year round. There is facilities to stay in one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There is never a bad trip here.Amazing scenario and always something new to spot.The falconry is great and the wildlife warden is fab.One ticket lasts all year, and, after 14 years of visits, it remains on our favourites list. Staff are knowledgeable and really helpful, happy to oblige if u have mobility issues (the castle wasn't designed with these in... More 

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

a fun packed day out for the whole family, if the weather is nice take a picnic, the falconry show is brilliant and there is a new Go Ape experience to be had

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

Ticket pricing is high unless you use for free repeat visits. Having visited a couple of events we were very disappointed, for example the Food Festival had huge queues to the limited food offers .. lots of promotion and advertising but no thought to catering for the visitor numbers. All in all a place to enjoy once .. the maze... More 

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

Lovely scenery just beautiful to look at. Night or day stunning. Lots to see and do. Walking in the grounds or the castle there is something for everyone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much thing to do in the castle grounds. Truly is the loveliest castle. Went over the weekend and see some part of the ground with snow, it was stunning. Thank God the sun shines in the afternoon.

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