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Leeds Castle

Kent - Maidstone

United Kingdom

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Taking the kids out for the day to Leeds Castle in Kent


01622 765400
Leeds Castle
ME17 1PL
United Kingdom


Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30


Visitors never forget their first breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years.

With 500 acres of beautiful parkland and formal gardens, daily activities, free flying falconry displays, special events 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 across a whole year.


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.

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

SatNav 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.

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.