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A monument to Britain’s past, the grand Leeds Castle is among Europe’s best preserved medieval landmarks, with more than nine centuries of history represented. Sprawled over 500 acres (202 hectares) and surrounded by a regal moat, the stone castle and its gardens offer a peek into the past as well as a variety of present-day, quintessentially English events and activities.

The Basics
A trip to this royal 12th-century gem is essential for any visitor who wishes to truly understand Britain's venerable history, and its short distance from London through the English countryside makes it an easy day trip destination. The castle features medieval tapestries, furnishings, and art, as well as an exhibit covering the Gatehouse and the Dog Collar Museum. The outdoor maze, the Bird of Prey Centre (specializing in falcontry), the golf course, and the underground grotto offer other unique forms of Leed entertainment. The formal gardens, including Culpepper Garden, the Woodland Garden, and the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terrace, are additional highlights, and guests will find wildlife spotting opportunities with black swans, great spotted woodpeckers, and kingfishers frequently seen on the grounds. The castle is often visited on full-day group and private tours from London to southwestern England that also stop at areas such as the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All tickets grant entry for one year from time of purchase, allowing for multiple visits.
  • Families with kids can visit the onsite Squires’ Court Playground (ages 6 and under) and Knights’ Realm Playground (ages 7 and up) for royal fun.
  • Rain is not unusual in England, so bring waterproof gear if you plan to be outdoors.
  • Complimentary transport service on the grounds is available for those with limited mobility. The castle interior cannot accommodate strollers.
  • Fee-based castle audio tours are available in six languages.

How to Get There
Leeds Castle is in Kent, England, one hour from central London and seven miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Maidstone. It’s a 30-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports with signs directly drivers to the castle on all routes. To get around the grounds, visitors can traverse the moat on a punt boat ride, cross the Great Water from the castle to the maze on the Black Swan Ferry, or ride Elsie the Castle Train from the entrance to the castle (all require additional fees).

When to Get There
The castle is open daily from 10:30am to 4pm from October to March (last entry at 3:30pm) and until 5:30pm from April to September (last entry at 5pm). The grounds and gardens have longer hours, from 10am to 5pm from October to March and until 6pm from April to September. Weekend afternoons are the castle’s busiest time; weekday visits are much quieter.

Day Trips to Southwestern England
In addition to Leeds Castle, some of England’s finest sights can be found in this region, from Canterbury Cathedral to the famous Cliffs of Dover. Most tours cover the top sights and also stop at the outer London borough of Greenwich, known for its maritime history, the Royal Naval College, and the historic British clipper ship, the Cutty Sark.
Address: Leeds, England
Hours: Hours vary by season
Admission: Adults: £24.90; Children £16.90
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Private Day Tour to Beautiful Leeds Castle, Kent, England

Walk in the footsteps of King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. Be one of the few who discovers that Leeds Castle is located in Kent's beautiful countryside and is, in fact, within easy reach of London. (Originally known as 'Esledes' and not linked to the City of Leeds, north England!)Avoid London's heavy traffic and save time and costs. - I will collect you by car at Bromley South station, which is less than 20 minutes’ direct train ride from London Victoria, covered by zone 5 Oystercards or Travelcards. We will drive through the beautiful countryside of Kent known as the 'Garden of England', just 1 hour before arriving at majestic Leeds Castle. Tour inside the castle and you'll be amazed by its magnificence. Walk through the stunning grounds to and from the castle, taking you a world away from the rush of any city.Join me, a local who can tell you about the castle and the role it has played in England's history.
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Private Tour of Leeds Castle and Canterbury

History buffs can discover two of England’s most beautiful—and less crowded—sites on this fascinating private tour. First, soak up the majesty of Leeds Castle, perhaps England’s most romantic castle, set on an island amid elaborate grounds. Then experience ancient Canterbury and tour its stunning cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your tour includes door-to-door transport and guiding but excludes entrance fees.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

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

Discover three of southern England’s top sights on this full-day coach trip from London to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Dover. Pass the maritime historical buildings of Greenwich on your way to scenic Kent, a county known as the ‘Garden of England.’ Take a private look around stunning Leeds Castle before the crowds arrive, and enjoy a privileged tour of UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral. End your day with views of Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover.
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  • 10 hours
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip

Enhance your experience of England’s natural and architectural treasures on a customizable full-day trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and the Cliffs of Dover. Relish the flexibility of this customizable day-trip, which allows you to explore each site independently or upgrade for insightful guided tours. Marvel at the verdant grounds and ancient majesty of Leeds Castle; discover the ecclesiastical elegance of Canterbury Cathedral; and gaze at the crumbling white cliffs of Dover on this enriching excursion. Enjoy transportation by luxury coach and an experienced guide.
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  • 10 hours
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover and Greenwich from London with Lunch

Maximize your time and budget on this full-day tour from London, starting with a tour of Leeds Castle, Henry VIII’s grand Tudor palace. Next, explore the medieval city of Canterbury, famous for the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral. After lunch, head to the coast to visit the mighty White Cliffs of Dover, then return to London to discover more of Britain’s maritime history in Greenwich. Then, cruise along the River Thames, past landmarks like Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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  • 11 hours
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Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London

Legendary churches, UNESCO World Heritage sites and other famous landmarks await you on this day trip from London. Discover Leeds Castle before it opens to the public during a private, guided visit; snap photos of the striking White Cliffs of Dover; tour Canterbury Cathedral, immortalized by Geoffrey Chaucer in ‘The Canterbury Tales'; explore the beautiful borough of Greenwich; and take in London’s world-famous sights on a sunset cruise along the Thames River.
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Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover with London Hop-on-Hop-off tour

Trade London’s bustle for a day in the scenic English countryside on this immersive coach tour. Depart in the morning from Victoria Coach Station, and travel first to Leeds Castle: a 900-year-old landmark that’s among Britain’s loveliest castles. Next, head to Canterbury to view the Canterbury Cathedral: a UNESCO-listed architectural wonder that’s also the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Finally, see the White Cliffs of Dover: another English icon. Admission also includes access to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour.
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Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover in One Day from London

Escape the city in favor of England’s tranquil countryside on a full-day tour of Canterbury, Leeds Castle, and Dover from London. Tailored to the interests of history buffs, this excursion covers the history-rich city of Canterbury, home to the 6th-century Canterbury Cathedral, and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. See, too, the charming Leeds Castle, surrounded by lakes and verdant gardens.
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Kent Small Group Tour

Swap the city streets of London for the rolling fields of the English countryside on a day trip to Leeds Castle, Chilham Village, and Canterbury, home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canterbury Cathedral. Rather than worrying about navigating unfamiliar roads, you’ll be transported between sights in a climate-controlled vehicle, which gives you more time to enjoy the scenery.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Boxing Day Tour from London: Leeds Castle, Canterbury, and Dover

Spend Boxing Day delving into the rich history and beauty of Kent on this full-day coach trip from London. Escape London’s shopping crowds and pass through historical, maritime Greenwich on route to Leeds Castle in Kent. Take a guided tour of this fairy tale-like moated castle, once home to medieval monarchs. Next, enjoy a fish and chips lunch in the ancient city of Canterbury, and visit magnificent, 11th-century Canterbury Cathedral as you uncover its bloody history. Lastly, admire views of the iconic White Cliffs of Dover before returning to London.
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  • 9 hours
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Dover Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle

When your cruise conlcudes in Dover, enhance your sightseeing experience of England on a full-day tour that concludes in London. With a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of the country as you visit two popular attractions on a luxury coach. Explore the beautiful town of Canterbury and gaze at the towering spire of the grand Cathedral; embark on an intriguing 3-hour tour of Leeds Castle; and enjoy convenient drop-off at your centrally located London hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle

After your preffered pickup from the central London Hotel, you will travel by air-conditioned luxury Mercedes V-Class to your first stop, Leeds Castle Here, you will take self guided walking Tour. Afterward, we will continue to Canterbury or May be Dover castle and its White Cliffs.On the way to Leeds Castle you will admire some of Londons iconic buildings from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London.From Leeds Castle we will make our way to Dover Castle and its White Cliffs this has an amazing view over the English channel.
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Leeds Castle, White Cliffs & Flavours of Kent Small-Group Tour from London

Beautiful coastal stretches, weatherboard houses overlooking shingle beaches, castles and country estates spread out over rolling hills, and vineyards and orchards laden with fruit just ripe for the picking. Discover the charms of Kent, otherwise known as the Garden of England, on this 3-day tour. Traveling by comfortable minivan with a professional driver-guide, visit sleepy villages and the seaside towns of Deal, Whitstable and Walmer; see historical castles and the White Cliffs of Dover; and taste cider and wine produced in Kent. Numbers limited to 16, ensuring a small-group experience.
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Day Trips

Leeds Castle Canterbury Cathedral Dover and Greenwich with Lunch on Boxing Day

Do something different this Boxing Day with this Kent day trip to Leeds Castle, Canterbury, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Greenwich. You’ll see some of southern England’s most popular sights with fewer crowds, and enjoy convenient prebooked transport direct from your London hotel. Lunch in Canterbury plus entrance fees to Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral are included.
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Cultural Tours

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Leeds Castle, Canterbury and White Cliffs of Dover Private Car Tour

Spend the full day exploring multiple historic locations—the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury, and Leeds Castle—on this private tour. Traveling with a private guide you allows you to escape the crowds and the lines, while your guide tailors their commentary to your interests. This comprehensive tour of Kent lets you get a full picture of the gorgeous, historic county.
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Private Tour to Canterbury, Leeds Castle and The White Cliffs of Dover

Tailored Tours offer the very best customer experience. We understand the importance of creating bespoke itineraries that can be tailored to your own interests and needs. All our guides have years of experience guiding students to seniors, so we can always adapt our information to what you find interesting. With Tailored Tours, we plan our tours well in advance, pre-arranging entrance fees to avoid queues and getting to the busy attractions before the large groups arrive.
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Private Kent castles

We offer unique private tours.Using a luxury vehicle.We can take upto 8 passengers.We collect and drop off at your accommodation. We can guide you inside the locations.We are very experienced and very knowledgeable and friendly. We have over 16 years experience. Check us out on trip advisor.
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Dover private Shore Excursion

Choose from the list below to create your own private customised tour or use our suggestions. All Shore Excursions are specifically designed as circular tours so you are not travelling the same roads twice, after lunch we are always travelling back towards Dover - no chance of your ship leaving without you!We work with chauffeured Mercedes vehicles for your maximum comfort and enjoyment.All itineraries can be adapted as Ship Transfers to or from Dover.
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KENT, Garden of England Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour for 3-5 person

Your route takes you through Kent, known as the Garden of England and on to Canterbury with its fine Norman Cathedral,Then a visit to Dover with its white cliffs and castle. In the afternoon you will visit Leeds Castle, arguably the most beautiful castle in England. It was built in the middle of a lake and was home to the medieval Queens of England.All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles i.e Mercedes E-Class Mercedes V Class Viano and Mercedes Vitto, BMW 5 and 7 series Audi A6 and A8Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest.Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people.Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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Dover Shore Excursion: Post Cruise Terminal to London via Dover & Leeds Castle

Visit the home of Operation Dynamo Dover Castle,you will not be disappointed.  Visit Leeds Castle the Loveliest Castle in the world • Enjoy a Hassle Free pick up from cruise terminal and to your London Hotel • Family Friendly • Duration 8 Hours including travel time
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Canterbury Christmas Market, Leeds Castle, and Maritime Greenwich

Make your Christmas Eve in England extra magical with this full-day coach trip to Leeds Castle and Canterbury from London. Venture through London’s historical, maritime district of Greenwich, and visit fairy tale–like Leeds Castle in Kent. Admire this breathtaking moated castle, and tour its grandiose rooms as you discover its history. In ancient Canterbury, visit the exterior of the UNESCO-listed Canterbury Cathedral before finishing your day at the city’s Christmas markets.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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KENT, Garden of England Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour for 1- 3 person

Your route takes you through Kent, known as the Garden of England and on to Canterbury with its fine Norman Cathedral,Then a visit to Dover with its white cliffs and castle. In the afternoon you will visit Leeds Castle, arguably the most beautiful castle in England. It was built in the middle of a lake and was home to the medieval Queens of England.All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles i.e Mercedes E-Class Mercedes V Class Viano and Mercedes Vitto, BMW 5 and 7 series Audi A6 and A8Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest.Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people.Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking.
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Canterbury and Leeds Castle Tour from Brighton

Travelers short on time, or those who want to include two important sites on one handy day trip from Brighton, will enjoy this day tour to Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle. Both places will appeal to travelers wanting to learn more about English history and culture. Enjoy the variety of some time spent on a guided tour as well as free time to explore or go shopping.
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KENT, Garden of England Executive Luxury Vehicle Private Tour for 6-8 person

Your route takes you through Kent, known as the Garden of England and on to Canterbury with its fine Norman Cathedral,Then a visit to Dover with its white cliffs and castle. In the afternoon you will visit Leeds Castle, arguably the most beautiful castle in England. It was built in the middle of a lake and was home to the medieval Queens of England.All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles i.e Mercedes E-Class Mercedes V Class Viano and Mercedes Vitto, BMW 5 and 7 series Audi A6 and A8Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest.Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people.Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking.
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  • 9 hours
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