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Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is a 12th century castle situated about 8 kilometres from the city centre of Maidstone in Kent, England. The castle dates back to 1119 but came into prominence in 1278 when it became the primary residence of King Edward I. The castle sits upon an island that is formed by the River Len and is surrounded by abundant greenery and idyllic scenery that makes it perfect for an afternoon visit. Leeds Castle has undergone extensive remodelling and the current manifestation is largely from the 19th century, built in the Tudor Style.

  • Take a tour of the grounds of Leeds Castle and you can explore the hedge maze and walk through the former aviary that once held more bird species than any other in Maidstone.
  • Explore the interior of Leeds Castle to see the lavish dining hall, complete with 19th century furniture, as well as the library that still contains many books from the 1800’s.
  • Admire the antiquities found inside of the castle that include a doublet worn at the Battle of Maidstone in 1648 and Civil War Cuirassier armour from 1640.

Leeds Castle is centrally located between Maidstone and the village of Leeds, so it is easy to get there. Many visitors come as part of a tour, so there are usually large tour buses lined up outside the castle. This is an easy way to see the premises and will usually include a guide that can point out some of the more interesting features of Leeds Castle. You can also get there with private transportation by hiring a car in Leeds or Maidstone. This is a great way to explore the verdant countryside that surrounds this splendid castle.

Hotels in Leeds Castle

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1 Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

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2 Days Inn Maidstone

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