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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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  • Beautiful castle nestled in a beautiful park. Very scenic and suggestive. It is certainly worth the visit, although, as usual in England, the entrance is certainly not cheap. Since a lot has already been said in the reviews of those who preceded me, I will reveal a little "trick", which can help those who can not afford the price of the ticket. With the entrance in front of you, walk sideways to the right. You will find the entrance to a public path accessible to all, which crosses the castle park. So you can see the castle from outside and also cross the magnificent golf course: remember to ring the bell to warn the players of your arrival! As written at the entrance of the trail, you should follow the signs scrupulously and not disperse inside the park... even if the temptation is strong :)
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  • A stay at Leeds Castle's courtyard B&B was the undisputed highlight of our recent UK trip. Delightful service, fantastic food, a lovely historic setting … what more can you ask for? A trip through the...  more »
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  • Leeds Castle was a really good experience. I've never seen something like that before. The large turf and geese everywhere, it was wonderful. This place is full of history and it's a very cool place to walk. You can also do the labyrinth (take a map with you or you'll never find the middle 😂) and when you find the way, you'll enter into the grotto. I don't tell you more, go and discover !
  • Well signposted, arrive to large grass car parks and one hard standing with a good number of disabled bays. A bit pricey but tickets valid for a year. Good loos at entrance then hard pathways lead you a variety of routes around to the castle. A few have rather an unsettling camber for those seeking in wheelchairs or with buggies. But good pathways. Lots for children in the way of maze adventure castle and plenty of space to run about. Excellent falconry, meet dome of the birds too. Teas coffees and small restaurant. Castle very interesting, more of a stately home. Downstairs made quite accessible and video for those that can't make it upstairs. Beatutiful grounds. Really good staff, very knowledgeable, and all, from gate staff to the shop food outlets and the castle staff very friendly and happy to help.
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