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Leeds Castle, Maidstone

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A favorite wedding venue for local couples, Leeds Castle is widely regarded as one of England’s most romantic locations. A castle has been on this site since 1119, eventually coming into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a beloved home. Henry VIII used it in the 16th century, making it an official residence for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Today, the castle is a major attraction, including a maze, grotto, golf course, and what may be the world’s only museum of dog collars. Tickets are valid for a whole year, so you can visit the castle as many times as you wish. Skip the long line by booking online. Take the guesswork out of planning a Maidstone vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We spent a very enjoyable Sunday here. Tickets for entrance include free returns for a year, so if you are local, this is excellent value at £24 for adults. We toured the castle, watched the falconry ...  more »
  • Because of the preparations for a wedding, we are going to look at Leeds Castle. Beautiful castle with a rich history. There is also a golf course, a maze, beautiful walks and a cosy restaurant. There is 500 acres of land around it, so you can walk for hours! Very friendly staff, absolutely worth a visit.
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  • Tickets are a bit pricey but lots of do there. Staff are welcoming and great food!!! Lots of ground to walk across and always something going on It’s so beautiful! And great history in the castle  more »
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  • Fantastic day out. Beautiful gardens and great castle tour. Lots to do for the family and great facilities. Be aware though that hot food isn't served until the end of the day and stops at about 3pm. Looks like a lot of improvements going on this year too. All tickets allow free return for a year which makes it really good value if living in the SE. Definitely recommend.
  • Amazing, beautiful place. The Christmas market is brilliant and the grounds around here are breath taking. I enjoyed walking around. You can get segways from the entrance to the house but the walk is better. You can also go inside and visit this beautiful house. Bring lunch in a picnic and you have a whole day event.
  • Great day out for the family or with visiting friends. It's not only the castle to visit but has several cafe's, the maze and a brilliant playground for the little ones which is very safely fenced off. Another extensive adventure playground is just next to that for the older children. Perfect entertainment between the various bird displays. The grounds are extremely well maintained and beautiful to walk through.
  • Visit to Leeds Castle was excellent, we took our grand children as we have yearly tickets, the children love Leeds Castle especially, the big maze, boat, train and the children's park. There is always lots to do for families. Only downside was the roast dinner in the restaurant which was cold including the plates, if it had been hot it would have tasted better. The restaurant was also very cold on a bitterly cold day.
  • I went there with my daughter's school. It was a horrible day with loads of rain but we had a great time. The highlight of the day was the maze and grotto. We had a tour of the main house was lovely, steeped with history. Grounds are well maintained and we will be going there again with a picnic hamper. Food facility was good and modern cafe/restaurant. Had a coffee with a few of the parents and it was good. Was very easy to get to from the M20 with loads of signs. All in all a great day out.
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