Celebrating its 900 year anniversary in 2019, Leeds Castle is a definite '101-Must-Visit' location for Kent, if not all of England. Built on islands in a lake formed by the River Len to the east of the village of Leeds, a castle has existed on the site since 1119. The first was a simple stone stronghold, constructed by Robert de Crevecoeur, which served as a military post in the time of Norman intrusions into England. In the 13th century it came into the hands of King Edward I, for whom it became a favourite residence; in the 16th century, Henry VIII used it as a dwelling for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The present castle dates mostly from the 19th century. It has been open to the public since 1976. Note the earlier closing times in the off-season months.
Family : £70.00
£70 to £74 depending on the option chosen. 1 adult and up to 5 children or 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Student : £24.00
£24 to £32 depending on the option chosen.
Old Age/Pensioner : £24.00
£24 to £32 depending on the option chosen. Visitor with disability: £23 to £31 (Adult + Free Carer).
Child : £17.50
£17.50 to £25.50 depending on the option chosen.
Adult : £26.00
£26 to £34 depending on the option chosen
Tour duration: 3 to 4 hours
April to September: 10.30am - 5.30pm, last entry 5:00
October to March: 10.30am - 4.00pm, last entry 3:30
Open daily and year round.
Kent, ME17 1PL