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Leeds Castle

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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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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill | Leeds, Maidstone ME17 1PL, England
+44 1622 765400
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Reviewed yesterday

For those who like history, it’s a great place to spend a day. Parking was easy, staff were helpful and full of historical data.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank grahamkeevil
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Your own castle !!! Incredible comfortable beds, modern super bathrooms, centrally heated cozy. Your private security at the gate house on the moat. OH MY GOODNESS what’s not to love. And you know I’m picky!!! 5 double en-suite bedrooms in The Maidens Tower allows you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank janey3108
Reviewed yesterday

Great place for all the family, Walks, lakes, woods, small train or the Black Swan boat (summer time) Castle with over 900 years of history. Very helpful staff. Great place for a picnic. The grounds are beautiful at this time of year with the arrival...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RochesterPowellS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite visiting during half term, when the attraction was busy with families, we were there earlier enough to be parked close to the entrance, and to have a fairly hassle free tour around this fabulous castle. Not a cheap day out £50 for two, but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Reynards42
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My brother and I are from Virginia and were intrigued by all the paintings of the Culpeper and Fairfax families (since they are the namesake of much in Virginia). After asking a tour guide about the families, she went and got a colleague, Teresa, who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Rsigman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kind staff so much to do and you can take your own food! Also very educational so everyone can learn a thing or two! A must go!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TruthfullChild
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth the £25 entry fee (which you can convert into an annual pass for free). The is so much to see and do . You start with the Peacocks in the entrance area and a lovely walk through the wildfowl lakes with numerous different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank kentcritique
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve only ever been to Leeds Castle for the annual firework display in November which is amazing. However having this beautiful castle right on the doorstep I decided to explore some more with friends. Purchase a ticket and can use all year round perfect to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 336SarahG336
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a beautiful Castle. We visited with family from America and this place is perfectly charming. There is also a beautiful reasonably priced cafe there. The people that work there are helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this venue.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AngelaH4414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I traveled here with my daughter today from London. We took a train from Victoria station to Barstead station. About a 1 hour trip. By the way if you buy a rail train ticket out and back it's cheaper than buying just a one-way ticket....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Lorna C
22 January 2019|
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Response from ShaneG1289 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Yes, afternoon tea does include a one day pass to the castle and grounds for the day of the afternoon tea.
13 January 2019|
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Response from ShaneG1289 | Property representative |
The admission cost for seniors (65+) to visit Leeds Castle is £24 (£23 online) and this is an inclusive ticket for castle, grounds, gardens and attractions. Our admission tickets grant free repeat for a year. There is a free... More
8 November 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is alcohol available in the restaurant