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Maidstone Things to Do: 26 reviews and 49 photos
There is much more to see at Leeds Castle than just the castle itself - I was amazed to discover in the castle grounds a fabulous Aviary. Not just a couple of cages with local species of birds, but cage after cage of exotic feathered friends from around the world!
The last resident, Lady Baillie was a keen bird collector and after her death this memorial aviary was opened in her honour. It is home to more than 100 species of birds and is well worth a visit after you check out the castle.
The highlight for me was the Toucans - there were several of these coloured-beaked birds, and what characters they are, I could watch them for ages. There were also some talking cockatoos, some big colourful parrots and the lovely Scarlet Ibis.
Admission is free (well, once you buy a ticket to the castle)
Address: Maidstone Kent ME17 1PL
Directions: Within the castle grounds