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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
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$125.81 per adult
Traveler Favorite
An unexpected Jewel !!
Canterbury Cathedral Tour A most beautiful Cathedral. I enjoys the tour guides stories of the people who lived and served at the Cathedral. I enjoy the old part of the city, now cute shops and restaurants. I will definitely go back to spend an entire day there….so much history and places to visit and learn about.
Lydia_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Chatham

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Worth taking this tour
Carmen_C, May 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
It was a very beautiful trip. The guide explained very well it’s history and Leeds Castle was extraordinarily beautiful. Its gardens too. Canterbury Cathedral was a very serene and a place that took one back in time. The White cliffs of Dover were also beautiful but would have looked more majestic from the sea and not the city. Overall a great journey/tour. Thanks Viator
star-4
You get what you pay for
Robert_P, Feb 2022
Leeds Castle Admission Tickets
The tickets were slightly cheaper than buying online from Leeds castle website.The trade off is that they are once only useage. You cannot use them to revisit within a year although we are unlikely to. The place is worth a visit. It was pouring with rain but we enjoyed the long walk up to the castle. Would use again
star-5
Great trip and excellent guide, Sheila!
JohnRobert_T, Nov 2021
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
The tour was great. The coach was clean and comfortable. Evans Evans location was easy to find and the staff were friendly and efficient. Our guide, Sheila, was absolutely amazing! She was so knowledgeable and friendly. She gave great information and history at each site, as well as along the journey to each stop. She absolutely made the trip so special. I would definitely recommend this tour!
star-5
A Day To Remember
michael_m, May 2022
Leeds Castle, Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Day Trip from London with Guided Cathedral Tour
Chrissie, our tour guide, and Andy, our driver, made the entire day a great experience. Travel and commentary through London, Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Dover made the day go by pleasantly. I wish we could have spent more time at each stop.
star-5
Well worth a visit.
PAT_K, May 2022
Leeds Castle Admission Tickets
How modern Lady Baillie is. Her private rooms are amazing. I loved the whole castle experience. The gardens are well attended and a pleasure to walk round.
star-5
Best in class Experience
Vishal_L, Apr 2022
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip
Christy & Greg were too good. We were late and they pulled over to accommodate us which made our day. Highly recommend both of them for every tour
star-4
Good Tour
Thomas_B, Apr 2022
Leeds Castle and Canterbury Private Tour
Nice tour. Denis was good. Only issue, the car we were in was too small, very uncomfortable. When I first got in, I could not even put my feet on the floor, no room. The driver did pull his seat up a bit. But my knees were crushed up against his seat for the entire time in the car, about 4 hours.
star-4
A nice ride outside London
Thomas_C, Apr 2022
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover & Greenwich River Boat Ride
All aspects of the trip were enjoyed. The only issue is this trip advertised a box lunch, which did not happen. With the expectation on a box lunch, the day was long when no box lunch was provided and no stop around lunch time where food could be purchased happened.
star-5
This is the way to do this trip
Michael_B, Apr 2022
Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle
David was great - great conversation, flexible with trip and our desire to change things, timing etc. vehicle is kept in top shape and very comfortable even has all types of phone / device charging adapters setup for passengers. Great trip - highly recommend!
star-5
Great Day Trip
Charles_T, Mar 2022
Private Tour to Canterbury, Leeds Castle and The White Cliffs of Dover
We had a great day trip. Oz was very amiable and is an encyclopedia of knowledge about the history of Kent, London and England in general. He tied the history insights into everyday phrases, names and customs that we take for granted but never knew their origin. We would definitely recommend this tour! Thanks again, Oz.
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Leeds tour
Michele_M, Mar 2022
Early Access Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, and Greenwich from London
Frank was great. So knowledgeable and interesting. Went out of his way to show us as much as he could and made sure we all had a good tour
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Comforting
Mark_H, Nov 2021
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Cliffs of Dover Custom Day Trip
The tour guide was nice and had a nice personality he new what he was talking about very knowledgeable. The town of Canterbury was a nice place to visit. Nice church

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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