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We advise booking online for the Christmas Market weekends. Online ticket purchases and existing ticket holders can skip the queues at the Ticket Office.


“The Loveliest Castle in the World”

Visitors never forget their first breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for 900 years.

With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, spectacular events, special tours and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, you will want to come back time and again!

Open all year, there is something new for everyone to discover every day. Your admission ticket allows you to visit as many times as you like for 12 months, including many of our events throughout the year.

  • Ticket Prices
  • Gift Aid
  • Seasonal Opening Times

Ticket Prices

Pay for a day and visit FREE all year round

Leeds Castle admission tickets grant free repeat visits for a whole year from the date of issue (excluding promotional offers and group/education tickets). Tickets can be used multiple times, including a programme of events and activities throughout the year (excluding special ticketed events).
Small additional charges may apply to activities at some events.

Freedom Pass

This pass includes repeat journeys on the Land Train and Black Swan Ferry – on the days that they are running. Upgrades from other admission tickets are not available.

Family Tickets

We offer two types of Family Tickets. Choose from either a Family Ticket for one adult (16yrs+) and up to 5 of your children or grandchildren (15yrs or under) or a Family Ticket for two adults (16yrs+) living at the same address and up to 4 of your children or grandchildren (15yrs or under). Under 4s go free.

5 Year Tickets

Our limited edition souvenir 5-year tickets, have been launched in celebration of our 900th anniversary. 900 tickets will be available from January 2019. Tickets grant repeat visits for five years from the date of issue, so you can use your ticket to visit again and again.

All profits made through the sale of admission tickets go toward the preservation of the Castle and its estate for the benefit of the public.


Valid until 31st December 2018
Admission Tickets Admission Tickets with online discount* Freedom Pass
Adults £25.50 £24.50 £33.50
Senior Citizens (aged 65+) £22.50 £21.50 £30.50
Students £22.50 £21.50 £30.50
Children (aged 4-15) £17.50 £16.50 £25.50
Visitor with disability - Adult + Free Carer £22.50 £21.50 £30.50
Visitor with disability - Child (4-15) + Free Carer £14.50 £13.50 £22.50
Infants (under 4 years) FREE FREE FREE
Family (1 Adult and up to 5 children) £74 £70 n/a
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 children) £74 £70 n/a
Group Rates More Information n/a n/a
Education Rates More Information n/a n/a

Prices valid until 31st December 2018



Valid from 1st January to 31st December 2019
Admission Tickets Admission Tickets with online discount* Freedom Pass
Adults £26 £25 £34
Senior Citizens (aged 65+) £24 £23 £32
Students £24 £23.50 £32
Children (aged 4-15) £17.50 £16.50 £25.50
Visitor with disability - Adult + Free Carer £23 £22 £31
Visitor with disability - Child (4-15) + Free Carer £14.50 £13.50 £22.50
Infants (under 4 years) FREE FREE FREE
Family (1 Adult and up to 5 children) £74 £70 n/a
Family (2 Adults and up to 4 children) £74 £70 n/a
Five Year Ticket £100 £100 n/a
Group Rates More Information n/a n/a
Education Rates More Information n/a n/a

Prices valid 1st January to 31st December 2019


*Tickets must be purchased at least one day in advanced to receive a discount. Discount excludes the Freedom Pass, Five Year Tickets and group/education rates. Leeds Castle does not sell tickets through third party social media sites or marketplace sites such as eBay. If your tickets are purchased through any of these sites then they may be invalid and entry could be refused.
Terms & conditions apply.

Become a Gift Aid Visitor

Leeds Castle is a registered charity and you can support our charitable aims through Gift Aid. If you are a UK tax payer then, as a charity, we can claim 25% back from the Government on both your donation and entrance fee if you choose to Gift Aid it.

Tickets can be Gift Aided without including a donation as they are valid for one year from the date of purchase. We can only claim Gift Aid if you are purchasing for yourself and your family. If you are purchasing for people who are not family members then please tell a member of staff.

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Seasonal Opening Times

We operate seasonal opening times between April and September, and between October and March.

  October to March April to September
Grounds and Gardens 10.00am - 5.00pm
(last entry 3.00pm)
10.00am - 6.00pm
(last entry 4.30pm)
Ticket Office  10.00am - 3.00pm  10.00am - 4.30pm
Castle Opens 10.30am - 4.00pm
(last entry 3.30pm)
10.30am - 5.30pm
(last entry 5.00pm)
Gates Close 5.00pm  6.00pm
Castle View Restaurant Day: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Evening: Bookings from 6.30pm
Day: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Evening: Bookings from 6.30pm
Castle Shop 10.00am - 4.00pm 10.00am - 5.30pm
Leeds Castle Shop 10.00am - 5.00pm  10.00am - 6.00pm
Playgrounds, Maze and Grotto,
Bird of Prey Centre
10.00am - 4.00pm  10.00am - 5.00pm
Elsie the Castle Train 10.00am - 4.30pm  10.00am - 5.15pm 
Closure Dates Grounds & Castle Closed: Christmas Day and 2nd/3rd November 2019.
Early Castle Closure Dates The Castle will close at 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm, last ticket sold 3pm) on the following dates: 8th June, 20th July & 17th August 2019.
The Castle and Grounds will close at 2pm (Castle closed from 1pm, last entry 12.30pm, last ticket sold 12pm) on the following dates: 13th July 2019.


Getting Here

Leeds Castle is 7 miles east of Maidstone, Junction 8 of the M20 motorway just 1 hour from London, 30 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports. Satnav users should follow ME17 1RG.

Map of the Grounds

View our interactive map and discover everything there is to see and do.


We offer a complimentary transport service on the estate for less mobile visitors; disabled visitors enter at a concessionary rate and a carer free of charge.

Bringing a Dog

Assistance dogs are allowed, however due to the abundance of wildfowl wandering freely across the estate, we regret that other dogs can not be admitted.


Due to space restrictions pushchairs cannot be permitted inside the Castle but a buggy park is provided. A free loan of baby slings is available inside the Castle, please ask the steward near the buggy park for further information.

Wheel Based Toys, Scooters and Bikes

Leeds Castle does not allow wheel-based toys, scooters and bikes into the grounds. However, controlled ‘Smart Trikes’ for toddlers are still welcome.



All barbeques (disposable and non-disposable) are not permitted anywhere within the estate of Leeds Castle.

Aerial Cameras (drones)

To ensure the safety of visitors, wildfowl and birds of prey present on the estate and the privacy of our visitors, we do not allow the use of unauthorised remote control aerial cameras, planes or helicopters.

Photography and Filming Policy

Visit our Media Centre for further information about professional photography and filming at Leeds Castle.

The Leeds Castle Foundation

Upon her death in 1974, Lady Baillie left the Castle to the Leeds Castle Foundation, a private charity whose aim is to preserve the Castle and its grounds for the benefit of the public in perpetuity. In accordance with her wishes, the Castle is kept as a living house, with bedrooms that regularly accommodate guests at weddings, conferences and banquets.

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Leeds Castle Foundation Logo

Restoration & Conservation

If you visit the estate between October 2018 and March 2019, you won’t fail to notice scaffolding on the front of our historic Castle. Here’s why...

Leeds Castle is run by the Leeds Castle Foundation; a charity whose main aim is to look after the Castle and its estate for the enjoyment of today’s visitors and future generations. Now in its 900th year, restoration on its stonework and exterior fabric has inevitably become a necessity in conserving this beautiful Castle for the next 900 years.

The current project taking place on the front elevation of the Castle is due to be completed in March 2019, and is part of a long stonework repair programme which first began in 1995 on the Castle Island, then moved onto the Maiden’s Tower; Gate Tower; Moat Bridge and Gloriette.

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Delicious dining options throughout the grounds

Castle Shops

Avoid the hustle and bustle of shopping on the high street and visit the Leeds Castle shops for unusual, quality gifts for friends and family. 

Find a wide range of items, including a selection of scarfs and jewellery, themed souvenirs, Leeds Castle sparkling wines and the Medieval Collection.

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A selection of products available within our eShop

Leeds Castle Motte & Baillie Gin 50cl


Leeds Castle Teddy Bear


Black Swan Decoration


Crest Magnet


Leeds Castle Crown Decoration


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