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Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle is actually in Kent and has a history spanning 900 years. It has Norman foundations; a mediaeval gatehouse; the Gloriette, built by Edward I and updated in Henry VIII’s times; a Tudor tower; and a 19th century country house - all of which were substantially refurbished in the 20th century. The Castle is also situated on an island surrounded by a moat.

The interiors are lavish and worthy of a castle especially one that was once inhabited by Henry VIII’s wife Catherine of Aragon. Apart from the Castle, visitors will also find an Aviary, craft café, dog collar museum, golf course, vineyard, falconry and maze.

Kids can use up their energy in the Knights realm, a scale model adventure playground of the real castle. For toddlers there is a more suitable play area near by. Or for those who are creative there is a craft café where you can print a t-shirt or paint pottery.

There is a restaurant, café and seasonal kiosks available for refreshments.

Opening Times

Open all year round.
Winter opening times 10:30 – 16:00
Summer opening times 10:30 – 18:00

Closed to day visitors on 8th and 9th November and Christmas Day 2008. The castle will be closed on 3rd July but the grounds will remain open.

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Ticket Prices

Adults - £15.00
Senior - £12.50
Students - £12.50
Disabled - £12.50
Child (4-15) - £9.50

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Disabled Facilities

A carer visits for free with every disabled person. Most of the castle and its grounds are accessible to all visitors.

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More Information

Telephone: 01622 765400

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Leeds Castle

Hotels & Accommodation

Ramada Maidstone Ramada Maidstone
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Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4NQ
Distance: 2.3 miles
Chilston Park Hotel Chilston Park Hotel
1 Lewsome Farm Cottages, Sandway, Lenham, ME17 2BE
Distance: 3.7 miles

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