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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. By using our Maidstone trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Leeds Castle and other attractions in Maidstone.
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  • Decided to go to Leeds Castle rather than drive to coast on hot sunny day, what a brilliant decision that was Once paid we were told ticket is valid for a year I mentioned we might bring our young gra...  more »
  • It is very expensive but as others have said if you live locally you can visit all year round. We went on a sunny day and it was nice to walk through the extensive grounds. There was a lot to see in t...  more »
  • This must be one of the most stunning castles set in beautiful Kent countryside. The castle rooms and the many historical exhibits are quite impressive. There is plenty to see outside of the buildings...  more »
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  • One of the best preserved castle in the area. Big park and garden. Magnificent lake in front of the castle make it unique. Lots of fun and activities for children. I love the fireworks nights over Gay Folks night. Perfect for family day out.
  • A wonderful Place to visit. the castle is set in well kept grounds with plenty of amazing views, the castle is a must see attraction for any one in the area that is interested in history. The food in the restaurant is great value and a wide selection of options. Would highly recommend a visit to anyone looking for somewhere to explore and walk. The birds of prey show located in the grounds is a must see for anyone visiting.
  • Really a very good outdoors venue for the family, plenty of places to stop and picnic, and a specific play area for young children. Various activities going on a different times of the year. Can get very busy though especially parking but your ticket lasts a year so you can come back for free any time during that year! Not quite so much to do on a bad weather day!
  • A great site with a variety of things to do that should keep the children entertained. Beautiful surroundings, ideal for a picnic. It's quite pricey but the ticket includes access for the whole year. Probably best to make a second trip to make it worth it - don't lose your ticket!
  • Beautiful place to visit, interesting history, including more recent history. Lovely grounds. We didn't have time to check out the maze but our guide says it is fun, if a little difficult. We did purchase some of the spiced Mead, it was delicious!