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From Dover we headed towards Leeds Castle ( and home ). It started off rather snowy.

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However when we got to the castle it was a beautiful day.

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Even though the sun was out it was still a bit cold.

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Leeds castle is surrounded by a lake.

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It has a gatehouse to stop nasty invaders which has a flood gate which can flood the moat. The gatehouse originally had a drawbridge to the castle, however it was replaced when the Frenchies stopped invading.

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As it was cold the moat was frozen. ( Liz and I found it entertaining watching the birds stand on the ice )

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Leeds castle was built on two islands, and as well as the drawbridge from the gatehouse to the first castle it also originally had a drawbridge between the first and second castle.

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It has some very stunning rooms

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Many famous people have lived here including Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first wife.

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But since then it has been renovated, and can still be hired out for weddings and other functions.

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As well as the castle being grand, the grounds are stunning.

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There is also a maze.

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Which Liz liked a lot.

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So this ends the roadtrip posts ( for now )

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Rob

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