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Leeds Castle

Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL

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Leeds Castle is often referred to as the “loveliest castle in the world.” It boasts a rich history dating back to the 9th century. Originally built as a Norman stronghold, Leeds Castle has undergone numerous renovations and expansions over the centuries, resulting in its current picturesque appearance. The castle is surrounded by a stunning moat and set amidst beautiful parkland, gardens, and woodland. Its architectural style reflects various periods, including medieval, Tudor, and early 20th-century modifications. Visitors to Leeds Castle can explore its opulent interiors, which feature luxurious furnishings, artwork, and historical artifacts. Apart from its captivating architecture, Leeds Castle offers a range of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. The castle grounds host events throughout the year, including garden festivals, concerts, and themed exhibitions. Additionally, visitors can enjoy leisurely walks around the expansive grounds, take boat rides on the castle’s moat, or explore the maze and grotto.

Travel & Directions

7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports.





Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL


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Opening Hours

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