Visit | Opening times and directions
Leeds Castle and grounds are closed on 8 July, 4/5 november 2023 and Christmas Day eACH year.
|1 Apr to 30 Sept 2023||2 Jan to 31 Mar 2023 and 1 Oct to 23 Nov 2023||24 Nov 2023 to 1 Jan 2024|
|Grounds and Gardens||10am – 6pm (last entry 4pm)||10am – 5pm (last entry 3pm)||TBC|
|The Castle||10.30am – 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)||10.30am – 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)||TBC|
|Castle Island Shop||10.30am – 4.30pm||10.30am – 3.30pm||TBC|
|Leeds Castle Shop at the Visitor Entrance||10am – 6pm||10am – 5pm||TBC|
|Adventure Golf||10am – 4.30pm||10am – 3.30pm||TBC|
|Playgrounds, Maze & Bird of Prey Centre||10am – 5pm||10am – 4pm||TBC|
7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports. Clearly sign posted from all routes – following the brown and white tourist signs.
Dartford River Crossing is 30 minutes – find out about the Dart Charge scheme.
If you are using a satellite navigation system, then please follow the brown and white tourist signs once you reach the A20 as your navigation system may incorrectly direct you to a private entrance where you will be redirected. Alternatively please use the following post code: ME17 1RG
Please note that if you are staying in one of our accommodation outlets then please refer to the directions in your pre-stay emails as they could differ from our main entrance directions.
We recommend travelling to Bearsted or Hollingbourne Station. Southeastern runs frequent services to and from Bearsted and a coach/taxi service run by Spot Travel is available from this station. We would strongly recommend visiting the Spot Travel website or calling 01622 738932 before you travel.
National Cycle Route 17 follows the Pilgrims’ Way to the north of Leeds Castle so you can use this from the Maidstone or Ashford direction through the village of Hollingbourne. To the south National Cycle Route 177 is also a great way to travel to Leeds Castle. Find out more by viewing the National Cycle Route Map.
Bicycles are not permitted within the grounds, but cycle stands are available in the visitor car park.
Parking at Leeds Castle is included in the cost of admission tickets. Please note that Leeds Castle cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents whilst you are parked on site.
Sightseeing tours from London and all areas of the South East have operated on a year-round basis by the following companies:
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