Leeds Castle, Kent, England, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Leeds Castle is a castle in Kent, England, 5 miles (8 km) south-east of Maidstone. It is built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds.

A castle has existed on the site since 1119, the first being a simple stone stronghold constructed by Robert de Crevecoeur which served as a military post in the time of Norman intrusions into England. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence; in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

The present castle dates mostly from the 19th century. It has been open to the public since 1976.

Leeds Castle, Kent, England, Great Britain 
<b>Leeds Castle, Kent, England, Great Britain</b>

Leeds Castle has a population of over 2,394 people. Leeds Castle also forms part of the wider Kent metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,581,600 people. Leeds Castle is situated 10 km south-east of the centre of Maidstone.

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