The castle dates back nearly a thousand years - the initial castle was built in 1119, and it became a royal palace a few years later 1278.
In 1321 a frustrated King Edward II layed seige to the castle with ballistas!
The castle often played host to King Henry VIII, who transformed it for his then wife, Catherine of Aragon.
This shot was taken during the 2006 Guy Fawkes night fireworks display. Traditionally we have fireworks displays around the country on November 5th to commemorate the failed plot by Guy Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament that night back in 1605.
The official Leeds Castle website can be found: here
Canon EOS 10d
Canon 17-40 f4/L USM
All content, including code, text and images is © copyright Adrian J Warren 2001-2008, unauthorised reproduction is prohibited. For licensing enquiries please contact me at: