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General13 December 2023

A Shimmering Silver of Excellence Won At The Beautiful South Awards 2023

We are thrilled to share some remarkable news. Leeds Castle has won the Silver for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the prestigious Beautiful South Awards 2023.

This crowning achievement recognises the Castle’s ability to captivate and enchant visitors with its rich history, majestic architecture, immersive events, powerful storytelling, awe-inspiring grounds, and so much more!

Beautiful South Awards

The Beautiful South Awards is an esteemed annual event that celebrates the excellence of the tourism industry in the South East of England. This achievement acknowledges our commitment to providing an unforgettable experience for visitors.

Thank you to all our wonderful visitors for your continued support and for making Leeds Castle a truly extraordinary destination. Thank you to our enthusiastic staff and volunteers who make memorable experiences for every visitor every day. Their passion for preserving history and creating a transformative experience for guests shines through in every aspect of the Castle’s operation.

About Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle is nestled in the picturesque county of Kent, England. This castle offers a glamorous setting surrounded by a serene moat which draws visitors from far and wide.

Glide into the Castle and you’ll be transported back in time. Guided tours take you on a captivating journey through the castle’s fascinating history. Leeds Castle’s origins begin as a royal palace frequently graced by six of England’s medieval queens. The castle was later transformed into a 1930s country house retreat by Lady Olive Baillie. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the opulence and grandeur of bygone eras.

The magic of Leeds Castle doesn’t end there. Step outside, and you’ll be greeted by breathtakingly beautiful gardens. Lose yourself in the enchanting maze and marvel at the vibrant blooms in the gardens. Let children’s imagination run wild as they zip wire across the playground. Observe the graceful wildlife as they pass by. With every step, you’ll discover new moments of tranquillity and natural splendour.

Throughout the year, Leeds Castle hosts a variety of events and festivals that add to its allure and make every visit truly unforgettable. From immersive Christmas experiences to a medieval joust, there’s always something going on to tickle the fancy of visitors of all ages and interests.

Join us in celebrating this incredible achievement of our Silver Beautiful South Award, and plan your visit to Leeds Castle today. We can’t wait to welcome you and share the magic of this award-winning attraction.

The Leeds Castle team celebrate their silver win at the Beautiful South Awards.