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Leeds Castle Tickets: Visit the Loveliest Castle in the World

Nearly seventy kilometres southeast of London in the county of Kent lies Leeds Castle. The castle was constructed in 1119 on islands in a lake formed by the River Len. It served as a Norman stronghold, the private property of six medieval queens, a country house, and even as the palace of the infamous Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Today, it is a beloved tourist attraction for families. It is also a great day trip destination from London.

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All Your Leeds Castle Ticket Options

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Children under the age of 4 enter the castle for free, and those aged between 4-15 pay £17 for a ticket, compared to a regular adult entry price of £26. Seniors and students with valid ID pay about £24. Visitors with disability also pay a discounted price along with free entry for their carer.

Best Way to Buy Leeds Castle Tickets

The best way to purchase Leeds Castle tickets is to purchase them online, as it offers the following:

  • Convenience: Skip the hassle of standing in long queues. Book your tickets with a click, and head inside directly.
  • Advance Booking: If you want to ensure you visit the venue on the date of your choosing, you can book your tickets online and in advance to guarantee your visit!
  • Discounts: When you book your Leeds Castle tickets online, you can also avail of discounts and deals offered by a number of third-party websites.

Which Leeds Castle Tickets Are Perfect For You?

1. If you’re looking for something easy on the pocket...

If you're on a budget, purchase coach tickets as it is one of the cheaper transport options. You can get general admission tickets to Leeds Castle, but if you want to get information as well, get the tickets with audio guides. 

2. If you want to delve deeper...

If you’re looking to discover Leeds Castle and learn about its history, take a guided tour. Your expert guide will give you all the information you need, and more. Additionally, your transportation is included in the guided tour, ensuring a smooth experience.

3. If you want to explore beyond Leeds Castle...

Go beyond Leeds Castle with combo tickets. You can visit other popular attractions such as Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Castle with your tickets. You will be accompanied by a tour guide and your transfers will be pre-arranged.

What to See at Leeds Castle

What to See at Leeds Castle

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Explore the castle in all its glory and discover the history of the Leeds Castle. Constructed in 1119, the castle has served both military and leisure purposes. Once a royal residence, today it is a popular attraction in Kent.

What to See at Leeds Castle

Playgrounds

One of the many attractions aimed towards children, the Knights' Stronghold Playground and the Squires’ Courtyard Playground feature fun activities like zip line, sand pits, fireman’s poles, and more.

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The Maze

A unique square maze with a circular pattern, the Leeds Castle maze is made of 2400 yew trees. Get lost in the maze and try to find your way to the grotto in the center.

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Dog Collar Museum

This unique museum exhibits dog collars over the course of five centuries. The oldest one dates to the 15th century, and is one among the 130+ rare collars.

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Falconry Display

Featuring a range of birds like Hawks, Vultures, Falcons, and Owls, Falconry Display takes place behind the Maze.

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Birds of Prey

Housing a variety of birds such as eagles, owls, hawks, and more, visitors can learn about these magnificent creatures at the Center.

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You can purchase souvenirs and other things at the Leeds Castle shops. Alongside themed and seasonal souvenirs, you can purchase jewellery, decorations, scarves, snacks, and beverages.

You can also purchase Union Jack-themed memorabilia and local products such as Kent cider, liquor, and honey, among other things.

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Visitor Tips for Leeds Castle

  • Ensure you wear comfortable shoes as covering the castle and the gardens requires a considerable amount of walking.
  • Audio tours are currently unavailable, so if you are looking for a knowledgeable experience, go for a guided tour.
  • If visiting with children, the best time to visit is between July and September, when there are many family-friendly activities in the castle.
  • If you are purchasing discounted tickets, please carry along a valid ID as well.

All Your Questions About Leeds Castle Tickets Answered

What are the best Leeds Castle tickets?

While slightly more expensive, guided tours are a great way to explore Leeds Castle. You are accompanied by an expert guide and transport is arranged, ensuring a relaxed and stress-free visit.

Is Leeds Castle open to visitors?

Yes, Leeds Castle is currently welcoming visitors. Several health guidelines are in place to ensure the safety of visitors.

Do I need to carry my Leeds Castle tickets along with the reserved timeslot when visiting?

Your ticket will have both your entry access along with the reserved timeslot on it. You just need to bring along your ticket.

Can I purchase same day tickets to Leeds Castle?

Yes, you can. However, this is subject to availability — as the castle only allows visitors with pre-booked tickets, you may have difficulty finding one on the same day as most people book in advance.

Are there discounts available on Leeds Castle tickets?

Children under the age of 4 enter the castle for free. Children aged 4-15 pay £17 for a ticket, compared to a regular adult entry price of £26. Seniors and students with valid ID pay about £24. Visitors with disability also pay a discounted price along with free entry for their carer.

Should I buy my Leeds Castle tickets in advance?

As Leeds Castle is only allowing those with pre-booked tickets, it is best to book them in advance to get the date and time slot you prefer.

Can I take a Leeds Castle tour with an audio guide?

Due to current health & safety regulations, audio guided tours have been temporarily suspended. If you would like to get information about the castle while you're visiting, you can take a guided tour.

What is the duration of a Leeds Castle tour?

A Leeds Castle tour usually takes about two hours. If combined with other locations, your tour could take up to 10-11 hours.

What's the best time to visit Leeds Castle?

The best time to visit Leeds Castle is between May and September. If you're visiting with kids, July-September is a great time to visit as this is when there are a lot of activities and events at the premises.

Is Leeds Castle wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, nearly all areas of the castle (except the Maze and Grotto) are accessible. You can get more information on the official website.

Is the Leeds Castle car park open?

Yes, the Leeds Castle car park is currently open. Please arrive 15 minutes before your allotted time.

How long can I stay at Leeds Castle?

There is no time limit — you can stay as long as you'd like until closing time.