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Group Visits & Guided Tours

Adventures to remember, for all groups of all ages and of all interests. The hardest choice is to decide what to experience!

Open all year, there is a seasonal programme of activities including falconry displays, themed tours of the Castle and specialist talks for groups to pre-book. 

We pride ourselves on the services that we offer and look forward to welcoming your group to Leeds Castle, after all we are designed to entertain and amaze!


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A variety of options are available for your group visit, from private guided and audio tours to specialist talks and sign language tours.

Private Guided Visits 

Includes a private guided tour of the Castle with a Leeds Castle tour guide.

Available outside normal opening hours at 9.15am, 9.30am and 9.45am. Tours are available in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish. Coaches may drive to a point near the castle island to drop off passengers.

Tours last approximately one hour, must be pre-booked and are subject to availability.

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the grounds and Castle at your leisure. Pre-book your visit in advance to save time on the day. We appreciate that numbers in your group are only approximate at the time of booking, therefore confirmation of these should be made on your arrival at the Ticket Office. After visiting the magnificent state rooms of Leeds Castle, make sure there’s time to see everything the estate has to offer including stunning gardens and the beautiful yew maze.

Themed Guided Tours

Our themed guided Castle tours are available at a discounted group rate of £4.50 per person.

British Sign Language Tours

Discover a fascinating historical visit through the beautifully restored rooms of the Castle conducted by a level three communicator in British Sign Language.

Group Visits to Leeds Castle


Groups will explore the history of the Castle like they haven’t before. With the Leeds Castle multimedia guide, they will discover every corner of the Castle as it focuses on the remarkable succession of influential women over its 900-year history.

Featuring professionally narrated audio commentary and new storytelling technologies, groups will leave feeling as though they have truly stepped back in time. This guide brings the rich history and glamorous interiors of Leeds Castle to life in a whole new way. They will uncover the stories of Leeds Castle’s six medieval queens to a 17th-century heiress, and, most recently, a 20th-century Anglo-American socialite, Olive, Lady Baillie.

The tour highlights Lady Baillie and her interiors and collections, and tells the stories of the people and events which came before her. ‘Rescue & Restoration’ is a recurring theme of the tour, which explains how Leeds Castle is different from other castles and the ways in which it is unique. Spanning 900 years of complex history, the tour provides an excellent overview of the significant events which have shaped Leeds Castle. 

Multimedia guided tours are available in multiple different languages and can be pre-booked at a group rate of £4.00 per person.

Multimedia Guide at Leeds Castle


Leeds Castle can cater for all tastes in the our food outlets, from freshly prepared hot and cold dishes to freshly baked cakes and picnic lunches.
Visit Castle View Restaurant, Maze Café (seasonal) and seasonal kiosks dotted around the estate for delicious food and drink throughout the year.
Outdoor picnic dining options are available for overseas student groups, for collection between 12pm and 3pm.

Choose from as follows:

  • Morning Coffee/Tea and Cake
  • Picnics
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Group Set Lunches
  • Cream Tea
  • Fish and Chips
  • Student Picnic Lunch
  • Student Burger Meal (seasonal)
  • Student Chocolate Treat
Photographic Shoot at Leeds Castle, centred around groups
Photographic Shoot at Leeds Castle, centred around groups

Group booking information

Group rates

Minimum 15 persons. Includes entry to Castle, Gardens & Attractions. Group tickets valid for 1 day. 

Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers receive complimentary admission to the grounds and Castle. Coach drivers also receive a refreshment voucher for use in our catering outlets.

Tours and guided visit rates

Minimum 15 persons. Includes entry to Castle, Gardens & Attractions. Group tickets valid for one day.

Contact details


Telephone: 01622 767865

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Child (3-15 years)£12.75£16.75£14.50£22.50
EFL Overseas Student (One teacher free of charge for every 10 students)£10.25£14.25£11.50£19.50

Explore our attractions

Thank you for your impeccable organisation of our visit during which we had the opportunity to have lunch at ‘Castle View Restaurant’ and to visit the Castle and the gardens. Thank you to the efficient way of organising our group of more than 60 people into the Castle grounds in good time. We were impressed by the speed the food was served at the tables. The Fish and chips and the Sticky toffee pudding were just great!

De Netezonen

Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our visit to Leeds Castle. Our members very much enjoyed their visit to the Castle, lunch and garden tour. We were also fortunate to have good weather! Andrew and David (Leeds Castle Gardeners) gave us a good understanding of their plans for the gardens and their knowledge of plants. A most enjoyable day!

Arts Society

I have had nothing but complements about every aspect of Leeds Castle. From the gentleman on the gate, the guides wherever we went, the café staff, not forgetting the excellent food, everything just made a perfect day. Thank you all very much.

Ickworth House

I would just like to say thank you very much for our Club Adria group visit. All the Club Adria members had a great time even though the weather was not the best it could have been! We were looked after very well; we had one disabled lady with us who ended up for much of the visit to the actual Castle with her own guide – this was a lovely touch – great for her. The history of Leeds Castle is quite incredible.

Club Adria