Leeds Castle encourages visitors to go to Hever Castle!

Leeds Castle has taken the unusual step of encouraging its visitors to go to Hever Castle during the second national Lockdown.

The ‘loveliest castle in the world’ took to social media to ask its visitors to support the tourism industry and visit its ‘rival’ neighbouring castle.

Leeds Castle wrote: “We never thought we would be asking you this, but 2020 has been a strange year. So please visit Hever Castle or any visitor attractions that are still able to open their grounds and gardens during the National Lockdown.

“Tourist attractions and tourism needs your support more than ever at the moment.”

The November lockdown has seen the closure of the Castles, accommodation and restaurants, however the grounds, gardens, maze and playgrounds have been permitted to stay open.

The social media posts were inspired by fast-food rivals McDonalds and Burger King’s and recent collaboration on social media in order to support the industry.

Both Leeds Castle and Hever Castle hope that remaining open can inspire visitors to take walks in the grounds for exercise and also provide a retreat from lockdown to help with their mental health.