Leeds Castle was built by Henry I in 1119 and was used in 1278 as King Edward I and his queen, Eleanor of Castile's royal palace. "Gloriette", the name of the medieval keep, was named in honor of Queen Eleanor.
Leeds in Spring
Leeds Castle has had many Royalty roam it's corridors; King Edward II and Queen Isabella (I guess we can safely assume either Piers Gaveston or Hugh le Despenser was among the party), King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, Queen Elizabeth I was imprisoned here before her coronation.
Leeds Castle Ambassadors
Fireworks at Leeds
Leeds in Winter
The Maze is a recent addition (1988) and was constructed using 2,400 yew trees.
King Henry VIII Banquet Room
The Queen's Bedroom
Lady Baillie's Room
Cellar - the oldest surviving visible part of the castle and shows Norman influence, dating from the mid-twelfth century
Leeds Castle website.