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ADDRESSLeeds Castle,
Maidstone,
Kent ME17 1PL

TELEPHONE+44 (0)1622 767865

EMAIL
bookings@leeds-castle.co.uk

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GROUP VISITS

Leeds Castle offers something for groups to discover every day. Open all year, there is a seasonal programme of activities including falconry displays, punting on the moat, themed tours of the Castle and walks with one of the gardeners. There are also new specialist talks for groups to pre-book covering a variety of fascinating topics.

Our popular seasonal events are available for groups to pre-book, from the Festival of Flowers to the Food Festival and Fireworks. We pride ourselves on the services that we offer for group visits and this guide will provide you with an introduction to Leeds Castle to highlight the additional services available. We look forward to welcoming your group to “the loveliest castle in the world”.

  • Group Rates
  • Tours & Guided Rates

Group Rates

Minimum 15 persons. Includes entry to Castle, Gardens & Attractions. Group tickets valid for 1 day. 

Blue Badge Guides and coach drivers receive complimentary admission to the grounds and Castle. Coach drivers also receive a refreshment voucher for use in our catering outlets.

Prices until 31st March 2019

 Standard Non-Guided Group Visit Price per person
Adult £15.75
Senior Citizen/Student £14.75
Child (4-15 years) £11.50
Visitor with Disability - Adult* £14.75
EFL Overseas Student (4 - 21 years)

One teacher free of charge for every 10 students
£9.50

Prices from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

 Standard Non-Guided Group Visit Price per person
Adult £16.25
Senior Citizen/Student £15.25
Child (4-15 years) £12.00
Visitor with Disability - Adult* £15.25
EFL Overseas Student (4 - 21 years)

One teacher free of charge for every 10 students
£9.75

*Visitor with Disability ticket includes one free carer.

Tours and Guided Visit Rates 

Minimum 15 persons. Includes entry to Castle, Gardens & Attractions. Group tickets valid for one day. 

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Prices until 31st March 2019

 Tours and Guided Visits
(Please book in advance)
Private
Guided
Group Visit
 Audio
Tours
Specialist
Group
Tours
Adult £19.75 £3.00 £3.00
Senior Citizen/Student £18.75
Child (4-15 years) £15.75
Visitor with Disability - Adult* £18.75
EFL Overseas Student (4 - 21 years) £13.75

Prices from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

 Tours and Guided Visits
(Please book in advance)
Private
Guided
Group Visit
 Audio
Tours
Specialist
Group
Tours
Adult £20.25 £3.00 £3.00
Senior Citizen/Student £19.25
Child (4-15 years) £16.25
Visitor with Disability - Adult* £19.25
EFL Overseas Student (4 - 21 years) £14.00

*Visitor with Disability ticket includes one free carer.

Private Guided Visits

Includes a private guided tour of the Castle with a Leeds Castle tour guide. 

Available outside normal opening hours at 9.15am, 9.30am and 9.45am. Tours are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. Coaches may drive to a point near the castle island to drop off passengers. 

Tours last approximately one hour, must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. Please ensure you inform our Group Bookings department in advance if your party includes wheelchair users or anyone with mobility issues so we can make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the tour.

Self-Guided Visit

Explore the grounds and Castle at your leisure. Pre-book your visit in advance to save time on the day. We appreciate that numbers in your group are only approximate at the time of booking, therefore confirmation of these should be made on your arrival at the Ticket Office. After visiting the magnificent state rooms of Leeds Castle, make sure there’s time to see everything the estate has to offer including stunning gardens and the beautiful yew maze.

Audio Tours

Enhance your visit with our Audio Tour. Your group can hear the fascinating stories behind the 12th Century Castle’s history. We advise that you must pre-book your audio tour. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Russian.

£3.25 per person or pre-booked £3.00 per person.

THEMED GUIDED CASTLE TOURS

Our themed guided Castle tours are available at a discounted group rate. Call +44 (0)1622 767865 to book.

Gardens Tour

Visit both the Culpeper and Lady Baillie gardens with one of our expert gardeners. Tours are planned according to the time of year and size of group. One hour tours available. Min 15 persons, max 25 persons. Available in English only. 

From £3.00 per person.

Punting on the Moat

Enjoy a leisurely punt on the moat in the shadow of the 12th Century Castle. 

Sit back, relax and float gently through the arches in an elegant wooden punt. Visitors will be able to see views of the Castle from an inspiring perspective. Open from April to October (weather permitting). 

£3.50 per person for a 15 minute tour (must be pre-booked)

Meet the Owls

Join the Falconry Team and meet the Owls of Leeds Castle. 

Learn more about these magnificent birds, where they are from, how they hunt their prey and find out if the myths surrounding these animals are true. A variety of our Owls will be presented to your group with the opportunity to photograph and interact with the birds.

£4.00 per person (minimum charge of £50) for a 30 minute session.

Souvenir Guide Books

Make the most of your day with a complete guide to Leeds Castle. Guide books can be ordered in advance at a discounted rate to groups. 

English Souvenir Guide Book - £4.00 

Guide Booklets (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese) - 80p

SPECIALIST TALKS

Our specialist afternoon talks can be pre-booked from 2.30pm onwards. Lasting approximately 40 minutes in the Education Suite with opportunity for questions afterwards. Maximum of 40 people per talk. Talks are available at a group rate of just £3.00 per person. Call +44 (0)1622 767865 to book.

USEFUL INFORMATION

How to Book and Pay

Booking details plus accessibility and parking
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Group Meal Options

Pre-book hot and cold meals, afternoon tea, picnic lunches, tea, coffee and biscuits
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Group Resources

Useful resources including our Group Travel Trade Brochure in multiple languages.
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PARTNERS & AWARDS

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Enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 767865

Fax: +44 (0) 1622 7678737

Post: Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1PL

groups@leeds-castle.co.uk

Directions

For detailed directions by road, rail, air or from across the channel, click here.

Dedicated, free, hard-standing coach parking is 2 minutes walk to the visitor reception area.

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