CELEBRATING 900 YEARS
Leeds Castle welcomes you to a year of special events to celebrate its 900th anniversary
The Castle has been lived in throughout nine centuries, owned by six medieval queens, King Henry VIII and latterly in 1926 by Olive, Lady Baillie who organised splendid weekend parties for stars of the silver screen, top politicians and royalty of the day.
Special celebrations and a fun-packed events programme will mark this historic milestone and highlight the work of the Leeds Castle Foundation in preserving the Castle and grounds for the next 900 years.
Carnival of History27th & 28th July
A dazzling riot of colour, music, dance and giant costumes will travel through nine centuries of the Castle’s history across two days.
The ‘Big 900’ Story Writing Challenge
Children all over the UK were invited to write a short story about Castles and Time Travel. The two winning stories were picked by our judges, including renowned broadcaster and children’s author Clare Balding.