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Leeds Castle near Maidstone grounds and gardens set to reopen

Managers at Leeds Castle near Maidstone have announced the date the grounds and gardens will reopen to visitors.

The historic castle, which celebrated its 900th anniversary last year, will open its estate gates again on Thursday, June 25.

Leeds Castle's grounds and gardens will reopen Picture: Visit Kent
Leeds Castle's grounds and gardens will reopen Picture: Visit Kent

Visits will need to book online, including for those who already have tickets.

Managers said in a statement: "The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our priority, therefore our reopening process will be phased and gradual."

They added: "The funds raised through admission tickets is vital to the future of the Leeds Castle Foundation. As a thank you for your patience all new admission tickets purchased to Leeds Castle will receive an additional three months."

However, the lack of three additional months to existing tickets has been criticised.

The grounds and Princess Alexandra Gardens will reopen, with booking details to be announced on Monday, June 22.

The castle, its attractions, shops, restaurants and Culpeper Garden and Lady Baillie Garden however will remain closed until further notice.

Leeds Castle would usually hold its summer concert in July but this year has had to postpone
Leeds Castle would usually hold its summer concert in July but this year has had to postpone

The castle's popular summer concert, which would have been held next month, has been postponed until next year.

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