Last Tuesday we visited Leeds Castle, not too far from us. The castle is beautiful and very well preserved, with a lot of outdoor space to enjoy when the weather is nice. Although a bit pricey, the ticket gives you access to the castle for 12 months. It’s a great place to go for a picnic and a walk with kids.
The Castle is run by a charity. The last owner of the castle was Lady Baillie, who earned loads from money of her American mother and decided that she wanted to buy a castle to live-have-fun-and-entertain-her-famous-and-rich-friends. The castle has been refurbish/improved/changed several times across it’s 900 years, but most of what we see now was done in Lady Baillie’s years as the castle owner. This same woman imported black swans from Australia, now a symbol of the castle.
The castle is also available for private events, including weddings. If only I knew about it before… 😉
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