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Leeds Castle Interiors

Leeds Castle Interior 2

A castle has been on this site, in Kent,  since 1119 and has been used by a number of royalty including Edward I and Henry VIII.  The castle was purchased by Lady Baillie in 1926 and was used for a number of worthy purposes including a hospital for airmen during WWII.

In 1974 it was left to the Leeds Castle Foundation to be preserved for the benefit of the public. The history (Wiki) is here, castle/events website here, grounds/moat/lake/gardens here, falconry display here and the flower festival is here.

The name “Leeds” seems to have the original meaning of loud or rushing water.  Hence there is a Leeds village nearby  and another Leeds in the north of England. 

Knight on Horse Leeds Castle

This fellow is carrying a pole axe which was used to penetrate armour, quite often the opponent’s helmet.  Hence the expression, being pole-axed.

Leeds Castle Ceiling

I’m sure you could play a board game on that.

Henry VIII Leeds Castle

Henry VIII and it looks like he left his tankard behind.

Leeds Castle China Ornament


Wood Sculpture Leeds Castle

I’m not sure whether this is a charming guardian or a psychopath in a skirt.  I suppose the defining question is; would I want him at the top of my stairs on dark night ?

Leeds Castle Fountain


Leeds Castle Interior


Leeds Castle Library


Leeds Castle Painting


Leeds Castle Room


Leeds Castle Vase


Ornate Clock Leeds Castle


Richard II Leeds Castle

And, Richard II. We all know what happened to him.

Thanks for the visit and ~

8 responses

  1. I visited there once some time ago – it is a very good castle!


    October 6, 2015 at 15:31

  2. How wonderful! Thanks so much for posting. I want the chivalrous knight with his lion protecting my stairway! He’s wonderful!


    October 6, 2015 at 19:16

  3. Love the detail in the design and the history of the castle Graham! ❤
    Diana xo


    October 7, 2015 at 00:29

    • Glad you liked that. It is probably one of the oldest that is still habitable. It causes a little confusion because it is in southern UK and Leeds is a city in north. Reason; Leeds means rushing/noisy water.
      Have a nice day. 🙂

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      October 7, 2015 at 12:02

  4. What an impressive interior!


    October 9, 2015 at 15:06

    • That, together with the grounds make a good day out. Its a little pricey but the ticket is valid for repeat visits for a whole year. yay 🙂


      October 9, 2015 at 15:39

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