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VISITING LEEDS CASTLE

“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 almost 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 once and visit all year round

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

ADMISSION TICKETS PURCHASED TO VISIT IN FEBRUARY 2018 WILL BE VALID FOR 13 MONTHS INSTEAD OF 12!*

BUY DISCOUNTED TICKETS ONLINE**

*Excludes group and education rates.
**Tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance.

Prices valid from 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2018

  Price
Adults £24.90
Senior Citizen/Student £21.90
Child (4-15 years) £16.90
Visitor with Disability - Adult* £21.90
Visitor with Disability - Child (4-15 years)* £13.90
Infant (under 4 years) FREE

*Visitor with Disability ticket includes one free carer.
Terms & conditions apply. Group and Educational rates are also available.
Leeds Castle does not sell tickets through third party discount websites, 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.

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.

   1st October 2017
to 29th March 2018
30th March to
30th September 2018
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, 14th July 2018 (from 2pm) and 3rd/4th November 2018.
Early Castle Closure Dates The Castle will close at 3pm (last entry 2pm, last ticket sold 1.30pm) on the following dates: 9th June 2018.
The Castle will close at 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm, last ticket sold 3pm) on the following dates: 21st July, 8th September 2018 and 8th June 2019.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

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.
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Map of the Grounds

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

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.
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FOOD AND DRINK

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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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.

Pushchairs

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.


 

Barbeques

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.

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