Leeds Castle, Kent

Maidstone , ME17 1PL, +44(0) 1539 888 025

A romantic castle full of fascinating history

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What we love heart
  • Beautiful Grounds
  • Historic Buildings
  • Knights' Glamping
Leeds Castle Overview
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Friendly
  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Course
  • Accessible Rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Civil ceremonies
  • Walking/Jogging Trails
  • Glamping Available
  • Self-Catering Cottages
  • Maze
  • Falconry
  • Underground Grotto
  • Boat Rides
  • Castle Train
  • Go Ape
  • Children's Adventure Playground

Magnificent almost seems like an understatement when it comes to describing Leeds Castle in Kent. With 900 years of history and the most spectacular backdrop of parkland, this is one of the most romantic and fascinating castles in the UK.

The imposing building has taken many different forms throughout the centuries, including a Norman stronghold, Tudor palace, Jacobean country house and Georgian mansion, and has been graced by many notable figures from the past, such as Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, and six medieval queens. As such, Leeds Castle is one of Britain’s most visited historic sites.

As you approach this grand moated castle, you can feel yourself drawn into an enchanting world full of history, romance and excitement. There are several wonderful places nestled within the grounds where you can spend the night and escape from reality, from the gorgeous cottages and Maiden’s Tower, to the Knights’ Glamping pavilions, each property offers a unique experience.

With so many attractions in the extensive grounds, it’s easy to while away the hours exploring. History lovers, outdoor adventurers and children will be in their element at Leeds Castle. The Maze and Grotto, playgrounds, falconry, golf course and gardens provide guests with a wealth of things to see and do.

Leeds Castle in Kent has become one of the finest venues for a host of celebrations. Whether you’re looking for castle wedding venues in Kent and South East England, somewhere to host a corporate event or special celebration, this is the perfect place for any occasion.


With so many things to do, facilities at Leeds Castle are outstanding and ensure that guests’ experience here is one to remember.

The Castle

The Gatehouse Exhibition lets you explore this awe-inspiring building and each of its wondrous rooms, leading you on a journey through each of its periods, from its Norman past to the Tudor Palace. As you discover original artefacts, furnishings and paintings, the audio guide will teach you about the extraordinary history.

The Dog Collar Museum

Whether you’re a dog lover or not, this wonderful collection of dog collars from throughout the ages dates back to the late 15th century and is fascinating.

Maze and Underground Grotto

Made up of 2400 yew trees, Leeds Castle Maze is one of the finest in the country and will keep children and adults occupied for hours. Access the Grotto from the centre of the maze and return through the magical underground world of mythical creatures.

Knights’ Realm Playground

The perfect place for little people with a love of adventure, the playgrounds have zip wires, sandpits, slides and towers to enjoy.

Falconry at Leeds Castle

The Bird of Prey Centre houses a large number of magnificent birds, including hawks, vultures, owls and falcons, with displays taking place throughout the year.

Leeds Castle Golf Course

Boasting one of the most stunning backdrops, the nine hole golf course at Leeds Castle is enveloped by lush parkland. There is also a golf shop, changing rooms and showers.

Leeds Castle Rooms

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