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4. Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle


Leeds Castle, set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, has been home to royalty, lords and ladies for over 1000 years.

Visitors are transported through 900 years of the castle’s history; an eclectic mix of period architecture, sumptuous interiors and family treasures waiting to be discovered.

Internationally renowned aviaries offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of modern conservation and captive breeding programmes. Black swans glide on the moat and waterways, peacocks wander through the grounds and birds of prey soar on the wind during daily falconry displays.

The gardens offer continuous colour throughout the year. From a mass of spring bulbs and wild flowers in the wood garden, through fragrant herbs and roses in the quintessentially English Culpeper garden, to late flowering borders in the drought-resistant Mediterranean garden.

Leeds Castle Address:
Leeds Castle 
Maidstone 
Kent 
ME17 1PL
England, UK

Leeds Castle Opening Times:
Open all year round

1st April to 30th September (Summer)
Open 10.00 am daily
Last ticket sold (last entry) 5.00 pm
Gates close at 7.00 pm   
Castle Opening Times
Open: 10.30am-6.00 pm
Last entry to the castle is at 5.30 pm

1st October to 31 March (Winter)
Open 10.00 am daily
Last ticket sold (last entry): 3.00pm
Gates close at 5.00pm
Castle Opening Times
Open 10.30am-4.00pm
Last entry to the castle is at 3.30pm

No dogs can be admitted except for guide dogs or hearing dogs.

Please note that due to space restrictions, and the fragile interiors, pushchairs cannot be permitted inside the castle. Visitors with babies will find slings available inside the castle front hall.
Leeds Castle Admission:
Tickets to Leeds Castle grant admission to the castle and grounds for one year from the date of purchase with the exception of our evening ticketed events held throughout the year.

Admission Prices
Adults  £17.50
Senior Citizens / Students / Visitors with Disabilities  £15.00
Children (4-15)  £10.00
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

T  +44 (0)1622 765400

F  +44 (0)1622 735616

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