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Leeds Castle, England

From series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Year: 11th century.

Among the castles of England is the Leeds Castle, which is located in the county of Kent, especially worth seeing. According to the historical data, the first fortification was built at this point in the middle of the 9th century. The first mention of the castle, which can be seen today, date from the 11th century. The founder of the first castle on the Len River was a nobleman named Lidien, whose honor the building was called. In the course of several centuries the castle was considered a residence of the English queens. In the 14th century, the palace belonged to Queen Izabelle and later - the Catherine of Aragon.

Leeds Castle, England In 1926 the palace became the property of Lady Olive Bailey, under whose direction his last reconstruction was carried out. The best engineers and designers in England have worked on the interior of the palace. The castle surprises with luxury and the chic atmosphere. The castle of the rich lady who spent her last years of life there and her family until 1974. The visit of the halls and corridors of the palace gives a lot of unforgettable impressions. The guests of the Leeds Castle can see a lot of interesting things.

In one of the castle rooms is a very unusual museum, which presents the collection of the ancient dog collar. In addition, the wonderful plant labyrinth, which consists of 2.5 thousands of yew trees, was laid out in the park on the Palace Territorium. In one of the most picturesque parts of the park is the Freigehege with the exotic birds. Currently, the palace is often used as a venue for official events. In it, the business meetings of distinguished persons, as well as the concerts of classical music take place. The rich can also rent the castle for the banquet or the wedding ceremony. Next - Matsumoto Castle

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Nearest airports:
 »  Rochester Airport RCS - in 14 km
 »  Southend Airport SEN - in 35 km
 »  Lydd International Airport LYX - in 38 km
 »  London Biggin Hill Airport BQH - in 42 km
 »  London City Airport LCY - in 49 km
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Best hotels near Leeds Castle

Stable Courtyard Bedrooms At Leeds Castle

Located in 0 km from Leeds Castle
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Rooms: 16
Bright, traditional bedrooms each have a Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi, and a full private bathroom. Tea making facilites are also offered. All rooms have … More: photo, rates and booking
Kent House Bed and Breakfast

Located in 1 km from Leeds Castle
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Rooms: 5
Rear-facing rooms at Kent House Bed and Breakfast have countryside views. All include fresh water, tea and coffee making facilities with biscuits, a … More: photo, rates and booking
Days Inn Maidstone

Located in 2 km from Leeds Castle
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Rooms: 58
The Days Inn Maidstone is a 10-minute walk from Hollingbourne Railway Station. The station has regular services to Canterbury, London Victoria and … More: photo, rates and booking
"Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club"

Located in 3 km from Leeds Castle
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Rooms: 120
The luxurious rooms at Tudor Park feature flat-screen TVs, a laptop safe and sumptuous bedding. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi access in public areas 24 … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Leeds Castle - Canterbury

The Church of St Martin is the oldest church in Great Britain. It was erected in the 6th century by the order of Queen Bertha of Kent. At that time, it was a private chapel of the queen. There was a Roman temple on this site before the church. However, when Romans left the region, the queen ordered to transform the temple to her own chapel. The design of the church has many architectural elements that are typical for antique architecture.
Later, the church got a new tower in the gothic style. The church is still active in modern times, so everyone is welcome to enter it to visit a divine service or to pray. Local people prefer to get married in the Church of St Martin. This is also the major church for funerals.

Canterbury doesn’t fall asleep after sunset. That being said, tourists need to keep in mind that the majority of entertainment establishments are located in the northern and western parts of the city. There are three nightclubs where visitors can listen to pop and rhythm and blues music. There is a university in another part of the city. Visitors can attend interesting concerts here. Besides that, there is a theater that regularly hosts various events, and local actors prepare interesting performances and plays.
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