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  • Address: Leeds, England
  • Hours: Open daily Apr-Sept, 10:30am - 4:30pm. Oct-Mar, open daily 10:30am-3:00pm. Closed November 3 & 4, and Christmas Day.
  • Admission: Adults: £19.75; Children £12.50
One of Britain's most distinguishable heritage sites is the grand Leeds Castle. Sprawled out over 500 acres of land, a trip to this royal 12th-century gem is an essential stop for any visitor who wishes to truly understand Britain's venerable history. Constantly undergoing alterations and upkeep in its 900 year history, its condition is amongst the best condition Europe’s medieval era landmarks. The castle is currently riddled with lovely accumulated décor such as tapestries, ceramics and paintings.

Surrounded by Kent County's gorgeous landscape, the castle grounds contain an aviary, grotto and golf course. Not to mention that it also makes its facilities open year-round for larger-scale events. And if that isn't enough, visit the castle's hedge maze, which uses over 2,400 yew trees. As a little incentive to complete the tricky maze, the only viable entrance to the grotto is located at its end.

Practical Info

Southeastern runs frequent train services to and from Bearsted Station and a coach shuttle service run by Spot Hire is available from the station. Taxis are also occasionally available.  However, if you are bringing a bicycle on the train, or fancy a three mile walk, you may prefer to use Hollingbourne Station which is closer. Please be aware the station is unmanned and down a deserted lane, lone travellers might prefer Bearsted Station.

Otherwise, you can drive 7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway as Leeds Castle is 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 will take you straight there.

If you are driving with Satnav or GPS directions, 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 1PB

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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 583 Reviews

Escape the hustle-bustle of London for a day and travel to the English countryside for a tour of Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover. Enjoy a private ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.69
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich with Thames River Cruise Tour from London, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich with Thames River Cruise Tour from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

A fun-filled day of British history, scenery and aquatic adventure, take this luxury coach trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich. Begin with a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.14
Dover Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle, London, Day Trips
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Dover Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Make the most of your journey to London after your cruise ends at the port of Dover. This convenient post-cruise transfer to your central London or Heathrow ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.95
Private Shore Excursion: Day Trip to London from Dover Including Leeds Castle and Canterbury ... 
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Private Shore Excursion: Day Trip to London from Dover Including Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral

After your cruise finishing at the port of Dover, take a private group tour of Leeds Castle and a visit to the beautiful city of Canterbury and a tour of ...  Read more

Location: Dover, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $686.72
Private Tour: White Cliffs of Dover Day Tour with Leeds Castle Guided Tour, South East England, ... 
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Private Tour: White Cliffs of Dover Day Tour with Leeds Castle Guided Tour

Explore the White Cliffs of Dover area with a full-day private guided tour for up to 8 people. You will be met by your guide with a luxury vehicle with leather ...  Read more

Location: Dover, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $611.91
Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London, London, Private ... 
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle and White Cliffs of Dover Small-Group Tour from London

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Discover the oh-so-English delights of Kent on this exciting tour from London, and visit Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle in one day! ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.55
Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour from London, ... 
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Private Tour: Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover Tour from London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Take in famous British sites of interest including Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and the White Cliffs of Dover on this private 10-hour tour from London. ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $686.72
Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London, London, Private ... 
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Leeds Castle Private Viewing, Canterbury and Greenwich Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 329 Reviews

Spend a day touring the highlights of Kent on this day trip from London. Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of beautiful Leeds Castle, visit UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.54
London Attraction Pass Including London Eye, Madame Tussauds and St Paul's Cathedral, London, Day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

London Attraction Pass Including London Eye, Madame Tussauds and St Paul's Cathedral

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 25 Reviews

See London and beyond with a London Flexi Attractions Pass. Choose to visit three, five, seven or 10 attractions, and gain cash- and voucher-free entry to some ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $84.61
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip, London, Sightseeing & City ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

Travel to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and White Cliffs of Dover. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, experienced ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.67

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