Leeds Castle is not in Leeds! (The city of Leeds is in Yorkshire, about 250 miles from Broadstairs!) It’s actually in Kent, and is perfect for a Saturday day excursion from Hilderstone College.
The castle is often called ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ because it is so romantic and has such beautiful grounds and gardens.
In its past, it has been a Norman defence, the private property of six of England’s medieval queens, and used by Henry VIII, as well as a country home for the rich and famous. It is now one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
One of the most popular attractions at Leeds Castle is its Maze, created from 2,400 yew trees. It’s great fun, even if you get lost for a while!