Description

Leeds Castle's history dates back over 900 years and visitors can learn of its rich heritage, from early Norman life through 300 years of royal ownership to Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace and then into private hands. Visit the many gardens, lakes, and maze, plus there are falconry displays, playgrounds, an underground grotto, and lots more, including the Dog Collar Museum. They also host regular events throughout the year, including school holiday activities, jousting events, fireworks displays and festive attractions.

Opening Hours
2024
1st January to 24th March
Castle
10.30-3.30pm
Playgrounds, Maze & Bird of Prey Centre
10am-4pm
Adventure Golf
10am-3.30pm
Grounds and Gardens
10am-5pm
Last entry 3pm
25th  March to 30th September
Castle
10.30-5pm
Playgrounds, Maze & Bird of Prey Centre
10am-5pm
Adventure Golf
10am-4.30pm
Grounds and Gardens
10am-6pm
Last entry 4pm
1st October to 23rd November
Castle
10.30-3.30pm
Playgrounds, Maze & Bird of Prey Centre
10am-4pm
Adventure Golf
10am-3.30pm
Grounds and Gardens
10am-5pm
Last entry 3pm.

Price
Admission
Online/On The Door
Explorer
Adult: £30/£35
Child - 3 to 15 years: £22.50/£25
Child - Under 3 years: Free/Free
Visitor with Disability - Adult + Carer (Free): £27/£32
Visitor with Disability - Child + Carer (Free): £20/£23
Ultimate Explorer
Online/On The Door
Adult: £40/£45
Child - 3 to 15 years: £30/£32.50
Child - Under 3 years: Free/Free
Visitor with Disability - Adult + Carer (Free): £37/£42
Visitor with Disability - Child + Carer (Free): £27.50/£29.50
Some additional fees may apply on some attractions and events
Valid for multiple use for one day and one year from the date of issue.

Accessibility
Visitors should be aware that there are approximately 45 metres of cobblestones across the drawbridge on to Castle Island. Electric mobility scooters are not permitted in the Castle, however, Leeds Castle wheelchairs are available at request. Between the Heraldry Room and the corridor to the main visitor route, there is a wheelchair lift, however, the upstairs rooms are not accessible to wheelchair users. The maze and underground grotto are inaccessible for wheelchair users.
A fully accessible mobility bus is available near the ticket office, running regularly throughout the day. This service is operated free of charge to visitors requiring assistance. Please note that on special ticketed event days the mobility bus will not be in operation, for example, music, fireworks and cinema events.
Leeds Castle has been recognised as a Working to become Dementia Friendly organisation by Kent Dementia Action Alliance. A fully accessible mobility bus is available near the ticket office, running regularly throughout the day. The castle is also part of the sunflower lanyard scheme, for those who want to be visible when they want to be. Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around you including staff, colleagues and health professionals that you may need additional support, help or a little more time.
For full accessibility information see their website.

Travel
The venue welcomes car-free visitors and offers 20% off entry if travelling by train, bus or bike. Offer can be redeemed at the Visitor Centre only.

Train
Bearsted & Hollingbourne.

Bus
13 Maidstone to Hollingbourne, Arriva no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne.

Car
For Sat Navs use ME17 1RG.

Facilities
Shop • Cafe • Free Parking • Toilet • Disabled Toilet

Picture Credit: © Leeds Castle Foundation.

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