Christmas at Leeds Castle Review: the loveliest castle in the world at the most wonderful time of year

Christmas at Leeds Castle Review: the loveliest castle in the world at the most wonderful time of year

If there are two things I love it’s castles and Christmas. So the thought of visiting Leeds Castle, reportedly the loveliest castle in the world at Christmas filled me with excitement. But what is Christmas at Leeds Castle like? Leeds Castle

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The castle is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Every room had a differently decorated Christmas tree and the theme is traditions of Christmas past and present. I love this theme as it rejects the commercialised version of Christmas and embraces all of the beauty.

My favourite room had to be lady bailie’s bedroom with this picture postcard tableau!

Christmas in the castle

I loved that the decorations were all plant based especially the poinsettias around the castle and the beautiful traditional garlands.

But perhaps my favourite room was Catherine of Aragon’s bedroom. Her room has been decorated with the most spectacular Christmas advent calendar.

Alongside the beautiful Christmas decorations, there are plenty of Christmas themed activities at the castle. From the decorating Christmas trees with your own traditions, to garland making (booking essential) and meeting Santa’s reindeer!

The only disappointment for us was that we could only visit midweek as at the weekend there is what looks to be a lovely Christmas market. Next year I definitely want to return to give the market a go!

I can’t help but think Leeds Castle is even lovelier at Christmas!

Important details

Adults – £24.90

Child – £16.90

Children under 4 go free!

Disclosure: we were guests of Leeds Castle but all opinions as always are our own!

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  1. December 16, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I love that they let the guests interact by leaving their traditions on the tree! I wonder what they do with them afterwards.

  2. December 18, 2017 / 11:46 am

    wow! Those trees look amazing. You took some great photos there, looks like you had a very nice day out!

  3. December 18, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Leeds Castle is on our list of places we really want to visit it looks especially wonderful there at Christmas time!

  4. December 18, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Aww I love all the festive touches throughout Leeds Castle! We’ve never visited, but really need to 🙂

  5. December 18, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Oh how beautiful! We love Leeds castle, I’ve never been at christmas though – I’d love to!

  6. December 18, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    It looks lovely here. You got some beautiful photos. I have never been before but would love to visit.

    • December 18, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Lucky you it’s lovely and great value for locals

  7. December 18, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    As a massive History geek, especially for the Tudor Era I love how you were able to go into Catherine Of Aragon’s room that is amazing! Plus I love castles too x

  8. December 19, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I have always wanted to visit Leeds Castle and it looks every more spectacular this time of year

  9. December 19, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    This looks magical, and somewhere I haven’t visited!! I bet it really is even more gorgeous at this time of year!

  10. December 19, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    They’ve done a great job of making it look very festive, love it! I haven’t visited myself but would love to.

  11. December 19, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    Wow how beautiful! The Tree looks amazing . Looks like you had a lovely time x

  12. May 21, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    What a lovely place to spend the Holidays!

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