Updated: Apr 5
England has some of the most spectacular castles in the world! I am in love, many thousands of years history.
In September 2019 the castle celebrates its 900th anniversary.
Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
Like most of the British castles have a spectacular gardens
FALCONRY AT LEEDS CASTLE
Leeds Castle's Bird of Prey Centre houses birds from a variety of different species, from our smallest American Kestrel to our largest, a Russian Steppe Eagle. Every day (weather permitting) the birds are on public display on the weathering ground and in their aviaries. Each bird has an information sign showing their name, species, age, origin and what they like to eat. The Bird of Prey Centre is located behind the Maze.
April to September: 10am to 5pm daily
October to March: 10am to 4pm daily
Ticket price :
Children (4-15) £17.50
Under 4 free
Opening hours :10.00- 18.00
Address: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL
Web site : https://www.leeds-castle.com/
2 . Arundel castle & Gardens and The Collector Earl's Garden
Set high on a hill in West Sussex, Arundel Castle commands the landscape with magnificent views across the South Downs and the River Arun.
There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel.
It was established by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day 1067. Roger became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the gracesIt of William the Conqueror .
The castle was damaged in the English civil war and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries by Charles Howard the 11th Duke of Norfolk.
From the 11th century, the castle has served as a home and has been in the ownership of the family of the Duke of Norfolk for over 400 years. It is the principal seat of the Howard family, whose heads have been first Earls of Arundel and then Dukes of Norfolk.
Inside you can find wax figures showing people doing their job.
After the castle we went to the paradise .
The Collector Earl's Garden.I am never seen a beautiful garden like this
From the garden you can see Arundel Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Philip Howard.
The Cathedral Church of Our Lady and St Philip Howard is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Arundel .
Dedicated in 1873 as the Catholic parish church of Arundel, it became a cathedral at the foundation of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in 1965
At the time of our visit there was annual tulips festival (in April) . It was amazing experience to explore thous different tulips.
Open between Wednesday 1 April and Sunday 1 November 2020
Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Pay and display parking is next to the castle
Ticket Price :
Adults : £23
Children(5-16) : £11
Address: Arundel Castle, High St, Arundel BN18 9LH
Web site : https://www.arundelcastle.org/