Maidstone, Kent, England

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is without doubt one of the most stunning castles in England. A castle has been on the site since 1119. In the 13th century it became a favourite residence of King Edward I. During the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a residence for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. It has been open to the public since 1976.


The castle is reputedly haunted by a black dog, said to be an omen of bad luck or the death of one of the occupants of Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle,



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For further information, please read Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Maidstone is the county town of Kent, England.

The town lies 32 miles southeast of London.

Pictured left is Leeds Castle courtesy of Adusha. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.