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Leeds Castle in Kent



your Leeds Castle awaits

As you step through the gates of Leeds Castle, get ready for an experience to remember.

Take in the glorious scenery, as each season brings new colours, scents, wildlife and discoveries that cover the grounds and 500 acres of parkland. Watch as nature calls for moments of wonder and spontaneity.

It’s time to gather and time to cherish, as you explore the history of a Castle run by queens and heiresses.

We are not your usual Castle, there’s so much more beneath the surface. The walls may be cold, but they glow with the warmth of those before us.

There are over 900 years of glamorous history, lavish parties, and strong women. Don’t expect forts and military, you will experience heritage created by those who are visionary.

Those who have crafted remarkable experiences, from the 9th century to the 20th century.

Awe in delight as you stroll through their sun-drenched gardens filled with fragrant flowers and foliage, and admire the seasonal blooms, ever-changing for our delight.

Glide into their 1930s country retreat, as you uncover the original interiors, take note of the eccentric purchases of owners past, and learn of lavish parties with Hollywood’s finest.

Step back in time to experience the cinematic history of our queens from the middle ages, as they share their untold stories, in their own voices.

Leeds Castle, located near Kent’s County Town of Maidstone, has been designed over the centuries to entertain, to be a haven for all. No matter your interests, there are lots of things to do for fun days out with the kids, with friends or just you two.

There are innumerable attractions and events to enjoy with gardens, history, and culture to explore. From day trips to weekend breaks there’s plenty here to keep everyone entertained, visit after visit after visit. Get ready and enjoy as…

  • Families make new traditions – playing, exploring and laughing with each other.
  • Couples have feelings of butterflies on their first date, to their wedding day, to their grandchildren running through the avenues of blissful nature.
  • Groups make new friends and memories, immersing themselves in the culture and beauty of events, the Castle and gardens.
  • Solo travellers find moments of peace and tranquillity, amidst the 500 acres of stunning scenery.

This is your Castle, these are your memories. What will you experience next?

Pay for a day & visit free all year

Included in your visit:

Glide into the 1930s and discover new unique displays in the Castle

Exhilarating programme of events

Spectacular birds of prey displays

Meet the majestic birds

Fascinating Dog Collar Museum

Three stunning gardens and 500 acres of parkland

Streams, rivers and a moat to dream beside

Two thrilling children’s playgrounds

An amazing maze and underground grotto

Queens with Means medieval immersive experience

Deckchairs for flopping in during the summer month

Priority access to special ticketed events ahead of general public (if you’re part of our digital family)

Free on-site parking 

Train and ferry rides across the estate*

*Small additional charge

Challenging 12-hole adventure golf course* 

*Small additional charge

Start your adventure

Opening times and information

  • The Castle: 10:30am to 5.00pm | Last entry 4:30pm
  • Grounds and Gardens: 10:00am to 6:00pm | Last entry 4:00pm

Green travel offer

We welcome car-free visitors and offer 20% off entry if travelling by train, bus and bike. Enjoy the views, fresh air and adventure and help cut carbon and traffic. Find out how to get to us at Good Journey.

Offer can be redeemed at the Visitor Centre only. Further terms available here.

Groups & Guided Tours

There’s plenty for groups to enjoy including a specialist series of talks and tours.


Leeds Castle offers accessible visits for those with disabilities.

Getting Here

By road, sea, air or rail, there are many ways to get to Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle
Estate Map

There’s so much to see and do, so plan your visit in advance. That way you won’t miss a thing!


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