Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of the
12th Century Leeds Castle, rising majestically from the moat.
With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens,
daily activities, falconry displays, special events and year round attractions, Leeds Castle is one of the best days out in Kent, and you will want to come back time and again!
Highlights in 2017
Battle for the Skies
Step back in time and learn about the role Leeds Castle and the surrounding countryside played during the Second World War at ‘Battle for the Skies’, a new experience opening in May. Experience a dramatic surround-sound display depicting the Battle of Britain taking place in the skies above Kent. Inside the Castle visitors will uncover ‘top secret’ plans that were hatched between Geoffrey Lloyd, the Minister for Petroleum and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and hear stories of how the Castle became both a field hospital and a base for top secret testing of new weapons.
Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace owned by Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion and an elegant early 20th century retreat.
There are so many things to see and explore at Leeds Castle from historic tours of the Castle, the maze and grotto, falconry displays, the world famous Dog Collar Collection, children’s playgrounds and much more. One visit isn’t enough so when you purchase an admission ticket, you can enjoy unlimited visits for the next 12 months
Dates for the diary:
Festival of Flowers – September 23 to 28
Wacky Witches and Wizards – October 23 to 29
Fireworks Spectacular – Novembe r 4 and 5
The Christmas Market – November 25 and 26,
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17
The Traditions of Christmas –
December 2 to January 1
Half Term Explorers – February 10 to 18