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In pictures: Britain's most expensive Olympic rental properties - Telegraph

As the Olympics approach, many of London's most expensive rental properties are still on the market
  • Daizee Blossom

    Leeds Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, is a short drive from junction 8 on the M20. The castle's award winning self catering accommodation is an ideal base for visiting London, Canterbury and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Terry Zimmerman

    Leeds Castle in Kent - one of the most beautiful places I've ever been...

  • Patricia Hayes

    Leeds Castle. Kent, England. Summer home of King Henry VIII. Grounds are spectacular.

  • Stephanie Bartsch

    GoldenTours Bus tour- Leeds Castle, White cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, Greenwich River Boat ride- $101, private visit to Leeds Castle, Mead tour, Dover castle, boat ride on Thames from Greenwich to Embankment Pier

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Leeds Castle, Kent, England

Leeds Castle, which is not in Leeds but in Kent. There is also a restored moated Castle . wonderful gardens**.

William the Conqueror used enforced Anglo-Saxon labour for work on the construction of Leeds Castle. The original wooden castle was replaced by a fortified stone castle in 1119. An important feature of Leeds Castle is its access to the River Len. Leeds Castle occupies three islands surrounded by an artificial lake. King Henry VIII converted Leeds Castle into a Royal Palace but retained the defences due to the possible risk of invasion from Spain or France.

This is Blarney Castle where the Blarney stone sits on the top. Gorgeous place with lovely gardens all around. - Highly recomment as a stop on your trip to Ireland - Irish Castle

Leeds Castle, Kent, built in 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur as a Norman stronghold, descended through the de Crevecoeur family until the 1260s. In 1278, the castle became the property of King Edward I and a gloriette with apartments for the king and queen was added.

Leeds Castle is in Kent, England, 5 miles southeast of Maidstone. A castle has been on the site since 1119. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a residence for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.

Through the window by Kotomicreations, via Flickr, Hampton Court Palace, UK former home of Henry VIII

Kilkenny Castle door to the moat

Moat and Norman Gate, Windsor Castle, England

Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, is a ruined medieval building. When the castle was founded is uncertain: traditionally its construction has been ascribed to Prince Henry of Scotland in the mid-12th century, but it may have been built by King Henry II of England when he took control of England's northern counties. Warkworth Castle was first documented in a charter of 1157–1164 when Henry II granted it to Roger fitz Richard.