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Leeds Castle is located just off Junction 8 of the M20, midway between London
and the Channel Ports, with excellent links to the UK motorway network.

Travelling by Road

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. Clearly sign posted from all routes - following the brown and white tourist signs.
Dartford River Crossing is 30 minutes - find out about the Dart Charge scheme

Sat Nav users

If you are using a satellite navigation system, then please follow the brown and white tourist signs once you reach the A20 as your navigation system may incorrectly direct you to a private entrance where you will be redirected. Alternatively please use the following post code: ME17 1RG.

Travelling by Train

We recommend travelling to Bearsted Station. Southeastern runs frequent services to and from Bearsted and a coach shuttle service run by Spot Travel is available from the station from April to September. A private service is also available from October to March. Please check the Spot Travel website or call 01622 738932 before you travel.

Car Parking

Car parking at Leeds Castle is FREE. Please note that Leeds Castle cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents whilst you are parked on site.

Coach Tours from London

Sightseeing tours from London and all areas of the South East are operated on a year round basis by the following companies:

Evan Evans (020 7950 1777)

Golden Tours (020 7233 7030)

Premium Tours (020 7404 5100)

Other Transport

Nuventure no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne.

Arriva no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne.

Leeds Castle is just 25 miles from the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone and 38 miles from the port of Dover.

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