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Leeds Castle

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Leeds Castle Penfold Hill,Leeds, Leeds, England

The Basics

Easily accessible from London, Leeds Castle is a popular and convenient day-trip destination that’s ideal for history buffs, birdwatchers, and families. Explore the castle’s medieval tapestries, furnishings, and art as part of a full-day group or private tour from London, many of which stop at nearby attractions such as the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury. And don’t miss the outdoor maze, Bird of Prey Centre, golf course, underground grotto, and formal gardens either.

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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
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Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
$121.66 per adult
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Castle on the River, Canterbury
Leeds Castle gives you a bird’s eye view of how all the queens were living and how the queens raising kids. Dover Cliff, we did not have enough time as the driver and tour lady miscommunication which wasted 50 minutes. We lost the opportunity to walk on the marina and the best view of the famous Dover cliffs Canterbury the Cathedral is different layout and stained glass have lots of stories. Castle on the River is a must see place as it is the Most photographic areas.
xiaoli_y, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Chatham

star-5
Great Day, comfortable car and David great host
Kimberly_S, Jul 2022
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle
David was great driver/host - vehicle was clean, roomy, well kept, provided waters, snacks, took you to places not accessible by bus. Went extra mile so we could see Leeds castle after spending extra time at Dover Castle
star-5
Castle on the River, Canterbury
xiaoli_y, Aug 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
Leeds Castle gives you a bird’s eye view of how all the queens were living and how the queens raising kids. Dover Cliff, we did not have enough time as the driver and tour lady miscommunication which wasted 50 minutes. We lost the opportunity to walk on the marina and the best view of the famous Dover cliffs Canterbury the Cathedral is different layout and stained glass have lots of stories. Castle on the River is a must see place as it is the Most photographic areas.
star-5
England outside of london tour
Lisa_C, Jul 2022
Dover Shore Excursion:Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle
Enjoyed getting to see England outside of London. We had plenty of time to enjoy Canterbury and the Leeds castle.
star-5
Beautiful trip
Samantha_H, Aug 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
We had a wonderful time exploring Leeds castle and some of the surrounding grounds. Our guide Sheila and bus driver Chris were wonderful and very knowledgeable. The trip to Dover and Canterbury were great as well. We truly enjoyed the guided tour of the cathedral and her knowledge of it's history. The free time to enjoy Canterbury and get lunch was great.
star-5
Golden tours coach was...
Atar_M, Jul 2022
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride
Golden tours coach was modern and excellent, with a computer display at every seat. The tour guide PABLO was very knowledgeable and helpful. And the places visited - Leeds castle, Canterbury, Dover and Thames river cruise - were beautiful and worth visiting. The entire countryside during road travel was quite scenic as well.
star-5
Amazing for a day trip!
Jan_C, Jul 2022
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip
It was a great experience. The county of Kent is truly a beautiful part of England. Leeds Castle and grounds were amazing and Canterbury Cathedral is a site to behold.
star-5
The maze. It was amazing....
Zhana_I, Jun 2022
Leeds Castle Admission Tickets
The maze. It was amazing. The children were so happy. It was fun. We defenetaly visit again the Leeds castle.
star-5
Leeds castle was very...
Dimitrios_K, Aug 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
Leeds castle was very nice and well preserved. The cliffs of Dover were marvellous and Canterbury cathedral was magnificent. A very enjoyable day.
star-5
Fantastic Day Trip
Jessica_R, Jun 2022
Private Tour to Canterbury, Leeds Castle and The White Cliffs of Dover
Oz picked us up right at 7:30a from our hotel to start the tour. The van was comfortable and clean. Oz started telling us about the different areas we were driving through as well as the history for the sights we were headed to. He also answered any random questions we had along the way. He is incredibly engaging and knowledgeable. You can tell he loves sharing that knowledge with people on his tours. I would recommend him to anyone coming to London and would not hesitate to book him again.
star-4
Hiking the white cliffs!
Eric_C, May 2022
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle
Our guide was friendly and went out of his way to be accommodating to what we wanted to do and see. He let us rearrange the schedule for the day to allow us to customize the experience to our liking. Vehicle was very clean and comfortable!
star-5
Funny, informative, in formal tour of British history
Michael_W, Aug 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
The crew from Evans and Evans was outstanding: Kevin did an excellent of of offering informative insights into British history, and tied all the locations into a story of the kings and queens of England from pre-Norman rule to present. Best of all, he was funny and charming. He also took pains t see that all the customers felt included and welcomed to the rip, and went out of his way to offer extra service. we greatly enjoyed the trip.
star-5
I really loved the town...
Bob_H, Aug 2022
Dover Shore Excursion:Post-Cruise Tour to London via Canterbury and Leeds Castle
I really loved the town of Canterbury. Having taught English Literature for years, this tour brought things to life for me. Loved hearing about Chaucer and seeing the Canterbury Cathedral.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • All tickets grant entry for one year from the time of purchase, allowing for multiple visits.

  • Families with kids can visit the onsite Squires’ Court Playground (ages 6 and under) and Knights’ Realm Playground (ages 7 and up) for royal fun.

  • Rain is not unusual in England, so bring waterproof gear if you plan to be outdoors.

  • Complimentary transport service within the grounds is available for those with limited mobility. The castle interior cannot accommodate strollers.

  • Fee-based castle audio tours are available in six languages.

  • Birdwatchers should look out for black swans, great spotted woodpeckers, and kingfishers, which are often seen around the castle.

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How to Get There

Leeds Castle is situated in Kent, England, one hour from central London and 7 miles (11 kilometers) southeast of Maidstone. It’s a 30-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and Channel Ports with signs directing drivers to the castle on all routes. To get around the grounds, visitors can traverse the moat on a punt boat ride, cross the Great Water from the castle to the maze on the Black Swan Ferry, or ride Elsie the Castle Train from the entrance to the castle (all require additional fees).

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When to Get There

The castle is open daily from the mid-morning until the late afternoon from October until March. From April to September, the castle stays open a little later, but last entry is always 30 minutes before closing. The grounds and gardens have slightly longer hours. Weekend afternoons are the castle’s busiest time; weekday visits are much quieter.

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Day Trips to Southwestern England

In addition to Leeds Castle, some of England’s finest sights can be found in South West England, from Canterbury Cathedral to the famous Cliffs of Dover. Most tours cover the top sights and also stop at the outer London borough of Greenwich, known for its maritime history, the Royal Naval College, and the historic British clipper ship, the Cutty Sark.

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