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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 - 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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A great day out on a brisk autumn day

Decided to visit the castle and grounds whilst staying at the nearby Tudor Park Marriott as it is only 10 minutes from the hotel. Booked on line the evening before and arrived... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Carrying out a charity bike ride around Kent visiting all the castles to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Wanted to take a picture at all of the castles to document my journey. Leeds Castle informed me I couldn't take my picture there as I was raising money for the wrong charity. It won't be on any future routes

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

Decided to visit the castle and grounds whilst staying at the nearby Tudor Park Marriott as it is only 10 minutes from the hotel. Booked on line the evening before and arrived about 10:30am and it was already getting a little busy. Walked in the gardens fro about an hour before visiting the interior of the castle and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went for thr first time last week and I loved it! You pay once and your ticket is available to use for a year! Such a pretty place. So quiet and peaceful. Gorgeous grounds around the castle and when you get to the castle the history is amazing! I had to use a wheelchair due to a disability but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on a lovely day, weather would play a big part here. Lovely gardens to walk around, tour of castle is good. Facilities much better than most. Restaurant typically expensive but good

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had thought about coming to this for the last few years as we love Fireworks and so are always looking for something different. So we booked - you have to book quite a bit in advance when the tickets go on sale as it will sell out. We arrived about 2.30pm (gates opened at 2). There were parking attendants and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle and beautiful landscapes around the castle. It is worth seeing if you are in the area. The many pieces of artwork, castle rooms, furnishings and history really tell a story about how rich and luxurious this castle is and was.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner has been dying to see Leeds Castle for years. She was very disappointed. Firstly the cost, £24.50 per person must make it the most expensive entry price in the UK if not the world.The ticket is usable for twelve months which may be fine if you are local but for us, and I assume a large majority of... More 

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It's a lovely place to visit summer or winter. In the summer there is lots to do a maze and play area for children and lots to see exotic birds and a train to ride on to get people about .a nice shop with silveniors .near Xmas there is a grotto with father Xmas and Castle is decked out with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Leeds Castle on our way to France, and as advertised found it one of the most beautiful castles in the country, set in lovely countryside in a large moat. The castle dates back to the 12th century, and has had some very famous owners. It was bought by Eleanor of Castile, the wife of Edward Ist, then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Leeds Castle, dating in its origins back to Saxon times, in the early evening via an entry reserved for bed and breakfast guests. You may stay here overnight by making reservations six weeks in advance of arrival. The rooms are in what probably were at one time the stables or other appendages to the castle itself. The... More 

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