Discover the life of Lady Olive Baillie who saved the Castle. Uncover her vision and careful design as she renovated the Castle into a 1930’s country house retreat, where the rich and famous partied all weekend.
Immerse yourself in the world of Leeds Castle’s seven historic queens.
Gifted, educated, cultured and intelligent conversationalists, these Queens with means were women born and raised to marry English Monarchs.
Allow us to take you on an untold journey through Medieval and Tudor times.
Discover the lives of those who owned and commanded Leeds Castle from generation to generation and learn of the queens written out of history.
Among the treasures at Leeds Castle are 23 intricately detailed and expertly woven tapestries. More than a quarter date from the 16th century and are of international significance. Many were acquired by the last private owner of Leeds Castle, Olive, Lady Baillie, and her second husband, Arthur Wilson Filmer: the newly married couple bought Leeds Castle together in 1926 and furnished it in the medieval style. Tapestries purchased from leading art dealers of the day were the perfect evocation of the period they were seeking to emulate and recalled the abiding influence of the Castle’s 13th-century owner, Queen Eleanor of Castile.
Download the ‘Tapestry Tales’ to find out more about these fascinating tapestries.
Are you excited about your next Leeds Castle adventure?
Stay to see more! What will you experience?
Enquire now to start planning your dream wedding!
Tee of our historic and magnificent golf course!
We are at your service!
From corporate events to unique fine dine and stay, what will you book next?
Your next group visit at Leeds Castle awaits!
Inspire, educate and let imagination run wild!
Despite invaluable revenue from admission tickets and events at the Castle, there are never enough funds raised to carry out all the important conservation work required, please consider giving the Leeds Castle Foundation a charitable donation.