On my last day in Kent we made a stop at Leed’s Castle. It has a long history and was last owned by Lady Baillile. It’s been used in several films as well as in old Magnum, PI episode which I plan to try and find on YouTube or somewhere similar. It is situated on enormous grounds and it was a long walk from where we parked to the entrance of the castle. Along with the castle is an aviary for various birds, a set up for weddings-we saw photos being taken there-and a dog collar museum which didn’t do much for me. This wasn’t my favorite castle that I saw and it was very expensive to get in but it’s another thing that I’ve checked off my list of things I want to see.
Can you see the two black swans on the towels in the bathroom? The castle, by the way, had been decorated by a French decorator for Lady Baillile. There was a painting of her and her two daughters looking rather haughty but she is remembered fondly by injured soldiers who stayed in the Castle during WWII.