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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 2 days ago via mobile

Visited castle and Christmas market on 8th Dec. While the castle is in a lovely setting I have been to lovelier. Visited many times as am local. It’s expensive to get in, which isn’t so bad if you are local as the ticket lasts for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle. Lovely staff. Christmas dinner was average. It was a bit embarrassing when a staff member collected payment for extra water during dinner! Murder mystery was funny and entertaining. Enjoyed the tour of the castle. We stayed in a state room cream bedroom which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked a table for a 3 course roast dinner to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had a table for 12 and the service was brilliant. Excellent views of the castle from the outside seating area. Great to take some photos of the family. The food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Leeds Castle is one of the most amazing castles in the South East. I would highly recommend everyone to go.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The castle and grounds are lovely and there was lots of explanatory information inside the castle but it is fairly small and we were here for less than 2 hours. Unfortunately it was a freezing cold day and lingering outside wasn’t an option! At over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Walkingwombles
ShaneG1289, Manager at Leeds Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry that the weather made your visit shorter than you expected. Our tickets are not made any more expensive because they are annual, we actually grant free admission for the rest of the year to comply...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great day at Leeds Castle. Awesome setting, beautiful castle. Enjoyed lunch at the restaurant and even managed to crack the maze.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed by Xmas decorations and no lights in grounds.Had pre booked Xmas lunch which was late coming out and quality very poor,cheap bought in Christmas pud and flavourless veg.😐

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Margaret E
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a young family with 2 kids under 5 this its great value days out. We live within 15min drive, so a yearly ticket is well worth it. Use the truck train to save time, and stop for a coffee on the walk to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful castle in England they say. Well l wouldn't argue with that. Step back in history when you cross the moat. Well kept buildings and gardens brilliant play area for the kids. Lovely restaurant overlooking the castle. Get lost in the maze and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GanGanPaul
Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly, the entrance to the castle is not exactly the lowest price for a historical building. For us it worked out very well since we visit the area often enough to have entered in Summer and recently for the Christmas fair. Not sure the ticket...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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8 November 2018|
Response from Wrappo | Reviewed this property |
plenty of drinks available in restaurants
7 October 2018|
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Response from banana-sparks | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can arrive earlier and walk round , and check in at 14;00 the restaurant Is a short walk from the B & B rooms
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14 September 2018|
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