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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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  • My husband and I have been going to the fireworks for 8 years. I think this will be the last time. It’s got to the point where it’s so expensive for a ticket and it’s just not worth it! Ridiculous... 
    My husband and I have been going to the fireworks for 8 years. I think this will be the last time. It’s got to the point where it’s so expensive for a ticket and it’s just not worth it! Ridiculous...  more »
  • Firework night - expect 1.5hrs to get out of car park!! Fireworks were great, funfair £3 per token, one needed for every ride. Candy floss £4, beer £6.50, small wine £7, add that to the entry Fee and....  more
    Firework night - expect 1.5hrs to get out of car park!! Fireworks were great, funfair £3 per token, one needed for every ride. Candy floss £4, beer £6.50, small wine £7, add that to the entry Fee and....  more »
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  • The grounds are stunning, loved walking around the gardens and ponds. Don't take the train up or you'll miss it! The castle itself is a sight to behold. It's probably one of the better castles to visit in England. The property is huge, plan to spend a few hours. There's the grounds, the gardens, the lakes, the castle, the courtyard, the maze, the boat ride ... Etc. Should definitely be on your bucket list.
  • I've been here many times. Every time I went the castle looks different. Handicap services are excellent. A bus will bring you up to the castle if you're not able to walk long distances. Unfortunately my mum couldn't get to the top floor in the castle due to her handicap. They offer a video about the castle as an alternative. My mum was very pleased with that. There are so many things to do. Well worth the money. Make sure you register you're ticket when you buy it. It will give you a chance to come back for free for a whole year.

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