Listed in the Domesday Book, this castle has been a Norman stronghold, a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens, a palace for King Henry V111 and a retreat for the powerful and influential. Flowers and foliage abound in the formal gardens - the Culpeper and the Lady Baillie Garden, while the maze with its secret underground grotto provides a challenging half hour (or more!) unless you'd rather opt for a more sedate viewing of the greenhouses or a cup of tea in the Maze Cafe. The Fairfax Hall Restaurant offers a range of freshly produced dishes and cakes and has spectacular views over the moat.
- Phone: 01622 765400
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.leeds-castle.com
- Opening times: Open daily except for 14th July, 3rd and 4th November and Christmas Day 10.00 - 17.00
- Travel information: Nearest station is Bearsted with a minibus service to the castle. Services to London. By road : Junction 8 off the M20