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History Enthusiasts

With over 900 years of history to uncover at Leeds Castle, discover the lives of our seven historic queens, get to know Lady Olive Baillie and her 1930 country house retreat, and pay a visit to our unique Dog Collar Museum.

There’s something for every history enthusiast! With so much to learn and discover, will you squeeze it all onto a day or will you opt to stay the weekend? Once you decide, the rest is easy.


Discover the lives of those who owned and commanded Leeds Castle from generation to generation. Learn of the queens written out of history and Lady Baillie who saved the Castle. 

Whether you choose a day trip or weekend stay in our period style Maiden’s Tower, or our 14th Century Battel Hall, Leeds Castle’s history is one that differs from other Castles. We are led by women and we are powerful and glamorous. Take one of our historic tours to find out more.

A fresh perspective of historic England

The historical importance is no less evident than when you step through the new and impressive Queens with Means attraction. This immersive cinematic experience will introduce you to the seven queens of Leeds Castle and prepare you for the glamorous 1930s country house retreat in the Castle.

Expect unique displays that will introduce you to one of the most sophisticated, yet enigmatic female owners of the Castle, Lady Olive Baillie, who transformed the Castle into one of the most desirable country houses of the 20th century.

Get ready to be amazed by our strong, feminine history from a time perceived by some as a man’s world. Visit Leeds Castle in Kent and create memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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