Leeds Castle

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Discover almost 900 years of history and explore 500 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens at Leeds Castle in Kent.

Our Review

Leeds Castle, is, well, a long way from Leeds!

We visited Leeds Castle as part of our Treasure Hunt Challenge for the Camping and Caravanning Club.

The castle is the classic fairy tale castle, surrounded by a massive moat.

Leeds castle is surrounded by a massive moat.


The moat is home to a number of different types of ducks, geese, and swans, including lots of black swans.

Black swan at Leeds Castle in Kent

Leeds Castle moat is home to many different birds, including a great many black swans.

Inside the castle, there are classic medieval looking rooms as well as more modern looking rooms, which make it easy to forget that you are in an old stone castle in the middle of a lake.

Inside Leeds Castle

This room feels like you are in an old castle…

A bedroom inside Leeds Castle

…yet this room, despite the big old 4-poster bed, looks a lot more modern.

Here are some more pictures we took on our visit to Leeds Castle.

Planning your visit
Baby Changing
Pushchair Friendly
Play Park
Picnic Area

Due to space restrictions, pushchairs cannot be permitted inside the Castle but a buggy park is provided. A free loan of baby slings is available inside the Castle, please ask the steward near the buggy park for further information.
Leeds Castle does not allow wheel-based toys, scooters and bikes into the grounds. However, controlled ‘Smart Trikes’ for toddlers are still welcome.


Leeds Castle is open all year. The grounds open at 10 am and the castle at 10:30 am. The last admission depends on the time of year: colder months it is 3 pm and warmer & lighter months it is 4:30 pm.

How to get here

Here’s where you can find Leeds Castle.

Nearby Places

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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