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New Year’s Eve at Leeds Castle

Welcome in 2012 at “the loveliest castle in the world”

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Celebrate the arrival of 2014, by experiencing an evening of fine dining and festivities at Leeds Castle, after the estate has closed its door to visitors on 31 December.

On arrival join the other guests for a champagne reception before taking a guided tour of the beautifully decorated castle rooms, styled around the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’.

Take your seats in the impressive Banqueting Hall and be served a delicious fine dining four course dinner which includes a bottle of wine per couple.

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The festive feast will include a wild mushroom and white truffle velouté, salmon or goat’s cheese starter followed by twenty eight day aged fillet of Kentish longhorn beef, with parsnip and potato galette, broccoli and Stilton gratin, tarragon and Ninemaidens Mead jus.

Dessert offers a delectable choice of an English cheese plate with Stilton, Somerset brie and Winterdale Shaw or a trio of English desserts including Eton mess, dark chocolate tart, lemon and Ninemaidens Mead posset.

Retire to the Drawing Rooms to relax after your meal for coffee and petit fours with the other guests in front of the open fire before dancing the night away in the Heraldry Room to a live band.

Have your glass of champagne filled for a midnight toast and watch a stunning fireworks display over the castle’s moat as we say goodbye to 2013.

For the perfect end to the perfect day, the castle itself can accommodate up to 38 guests in 20 luxurious bedrooms, all exquisitely furnished with beautiful antiques, fine paintings and objets d’art. Our newly refurbished Battlement bedrooms are also available with these events. Overnight accommodation includes a full English breakfast.

Alternatively, count down to midnight and celebrate seeing in the New Year in the decorated oak-beamed 17th century Fairfax Hall, with spectacular views of the castle.

Be served Champagne on arrival followed by a delicious dinner and dancing. Toast in the New Year with a filled glass and watch the stunning fireworks display over the moat at midnight.

New Year’s Eve dinner in the Castle costs £190 per person and numbers are limited so book now to guarantee this special experience. Accommodation in the castle is priced from £275 per room.

New Year’s Eve dinner in the Fairfax Hall costs £110 per person. Complete your evening and stay overnight in the Stable Courtyard bedrooms with a full English breakfast the following morning, priced from £200 per room.

Please call the Hospitality team on 01622 767855 to book these special experiences.

Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London.

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