For the best view & experience download our mobile app for free.
Simply click on your app store below.
Leeds Castle is one of the top locations to visit in Kent, not only do they have glorious grounds to explore, they also have lots of things to do at the castle and it has some wonderful history.
Leeds Castle is situated on the outskirts of Maidstone just off junction 8 of the M20 so it is very accessible by road with plenty of parking. The castle was originally built back in the year 857, it is still one of the oldest castles in the UK and going strong to this day. It was regularly visited by Edward I and it was known to be his favourite residence to visit. King Henry VIII made frequent visits and was a place to live for his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
On the grounds they have 9-hole golf course which has been built on their 500-acre land. Par 34, 2843-yard golf course. Other attractions they have on site is the maze & grotto which is a great family friendly activity. Alongside that they have their adventure golf course for all friends and family. Lots of different type of obstacle courses and playgrounds for your children to use. If you’re a big fan of birds of prey why not head to the Falconry area which has bird such as Falcons, Hawks and Owls which you can even meet! More attractions and things to do there is the Dog Collar Museum, Elsie the Castle Train and the Black Swan Ferry. They have a range of indoor attractions and outdoor attractions, so what ever the weather it’s a great family day out.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush day out in Kent, why not have a segway tour in the grounds of Leeds Castle. If you’re looking for an activity high up in the trees, sign up for a day with Go Ape at Leeds Castle.
If you are looking for more a relaxed day out, why not walk their gardens? Leeds castle are disability friendly as well as dementia friendly, so they cater for all! Head to the Culpeper Garden or the Princess Alexandra Gardens. If you want to do all three gardens, take some weight off by visiting the Lady Baillie Mediterranean Garden Terraces.
After a long day of doing activities, stay at of Leeds Castle’s available accommodations. If you’re looking for a family adventure, romantic getaway, or a peaceful escape in Kent, stay over at one of their locations. You can stay over in their Stable Courtyard or Maiden’s Tower which comes under as a cosy bed & breakfast. Try out their Knight’s Glamping, Holiday Cottages which are both unique experiences. If you’re looking for a luxurious escape in the Kent countryside, stay over at Battle Hall & The Oast; which is truly remarkable.
As you can imagine Leeds Castle is an amazing wedding location, and your wedding journey can start today. Who wouldn’t want to have their wedding at a castle which has had royalty living in the castle and regularly visiting them. Some of the locations available on site are the actual castle itself, the Maiden’s Tower, the Battel Hall, The Fairfax Barn or even the marquee reception. The castle has been used to hold corporate events, meetings, conferences, private parties as well as team building activities.
Leeds Castle also holds all kinds of events if you’re looking for things to do in Kent. Some of their big events they hold throughout the year are their “Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle”, “The Leeds Castle Concert”, “Leeds Castle Fireworks”, “New Year’s Eve in the Castle”. These are just a very small handful of events; they have many more!
Further details about Leeds Castle events can be found on the What’s on in Kent app and website at www.whatsoninkent.com. Download the What's on in Kent app for free to keep up to date with Leeds Castle events and other places to visit in Kent!