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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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  • I booked last year for august for my husbands birthday, I cancelled booking due to my dad being ill, staff were very supportive, I rescheduled my booking for mt wedding anniversary again I wanted to.....  more »
  • Beautiful historic building with lots of information from way back to present day. Grounds are beautiful and well kept with the added fun of the adventure golf, and a lovely reasonably priced cream...  more »
  • We have been visiting leeds castle as a family for the last 15 years very frequently. Recently the process have risen, however the service has fallen terribly!!! Me, my wife and my young son have...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite castles in England. The views of the grounds are amazing. They are incredibly well maintained and offer fantastic photo opportunities. Learning about the history and evolution of the castle was fun. Actually touring the rooms was a great experience. I would definitely check this place out if you get the time.
  • The castle is in a picturesque surroundings with beautiful garden and river. Highlight of the day was black swans with red beak. The castle grounds are a good place for picnic and family outing. There are not many outlets for food. Good to bring along your own food. In case you want use public transportation avoid Sunday and holiday as the bus frequency is low.
  • I went for the Flower Festival, which was absolutely stunning. Fabulous creations in most of the rooms of the Castle, and several outside too. I have been to the Castle many times before, and it is beautiful in its own right. The floral displays added a little more beauty!
  • Lovely grounds, plenty of good walking and wildlife. Castle rooms very interesting, lots of history. Good value ticket if you want to visit many times during the year.
  • Been a season ticket holder for the last 8 years. Nice little walk. Fab play area for the little cack bags. The free events each year are fun. My place to unwind. Plus some fat lad lived there once.

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