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Insider’s Guide To Leeds Castle

Our Leeds Castle Cheap Ticket Guide suggests that it’s always worth booking in advance to take advantage of upgrading for FREE return visits for 12 months, (see below).

Leeds Castle; FREE Return Visits

Day tickets come with the added advantage of offering FREE Return Visits to Leeds Castle over a 12 month period, (excludes special events).  With a range of attractions included within standard entry including adventure playgrounds, a maze & grotto, falconry displays & array of gardens, there’s plenty to tempt you back for another visit.  Good to know that all tickets come with a free annual upgrade including concessionary tickets for seniors, students, visitors with disabilities & children.

falconry diusplay at leeds castle

Leeds Castle Falconry Displays & Free Annual Pass Upgrade

Leeds Castle; Picnics

Picnics are welcome at Leeds Castle with plenty of choice spots available throughout the setting.  Opt for a picnic bench next to one of the adventure playgrounds, take shade under the trees close to the maze or spread out within the 500 acres of grounds.  There are no lockers available at this setting, so best to take your picnic with you.

Leeds Castle; Standard Entry

Look out for the wide range of attractions included within your standard entry ticket that offers value for money, (don’t forget free visits too).  Standard entry includes access to 500 acres of grounds & gardens, entry to the castle, a range of adventure playgrounds to suit children of all ages, a maze & grotto, falconry displays and even a dog collar museum.  For those planning subsequent visits, there is plenty to amuse all the family without spending a penny more.

Leeds Castle; Special Events

Worth keeping up to date with events running at Leeds Castle throughout the year including Medieval Jousts, summertime concerts & falconry displays.  Some of these extra activities are included within your standard entrance charge, others incur additional costs and can be excluded from the free-return-visit offer.

Medieval festival at Leeds Castle

The Medieval Festival at Leeds Castle. Picture by www.matthewwalkerphotography.com

Leeds Castle; Bolt-On Attractions

For those looking to explore Leeds Castle from a differing perspective, there are plenty of bolt-on attractions available to extend your visit. Why not enjoy a Segway Tour that takes you off the beaten track, (you can even explore the setting before it opens to the public), or enjoy a leisurely punt around the moat.  Try an aerial assault course high above the ground or take to the water with the black swan ferry, the choice of yours.

More information available at Leeds Castle – Segways, Go Ape & Punting.

Leeds Castle; Extend Your Stay

Extend your stay at Leeds Castle with an overnight booking that includes entry the castle & grounds.  There are a range of accommodation options to choose from including glamping, holiday cottages & even the Maiden’s Tower that all come with EXTENDED ACCESS to the facilities outside of general opening hours!

8. Leeds Castle; Parking

Good to see that parking remains FREE of charge at Leeds Castle.  It is quite a walk from the car park to the Castle through the gardens, (approx 10/15 minutes walk).  You can opt for the miniature train instead that departs from a pick up point close to the ticket barrier although there is a charge for this, (50p per adult/child with under 4’s free).  Interesting to note that the miniature train takes a much quicker route to the castle than the one signposted for walkers!  There is a complimentary transport service for the less mobile.

Leeds Castle and gardens

Free Annual Pass Upgrades at Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds Castle; Segway Tours

For those looking for a new perspective when exploring Leeds Castle then look out for the Segway Tours that takes you off the beaten track.  Your tour takes you on a less trodden path where you’ll quickly be rewarded with stunning views of the castle & grounds. You don’t need to purchase entrance tickets to Leeds Castle to enjoy a Segway Tour, (however once your tour is completed you will have to leave the site), so for those with only limited time available this can offer an unusual glimpse into Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle; More Information

i. Kent NOT Yorkshire; you wouldn’t be the first to end up at the wrong side of the country but it certainly makes for a long day!  Leeds Castle in located close to Maidstone in Kent.

ii. Scooters; Leeds Castle have recently announced that scooters for the children are no longer allowed on site, (with the exception of ‘Smart Trikes’ for toddlers).

iii. Something Quirky; look out for the dog collar museum for those with a penchant for the pooch.

iv. Take An Early Segway Tour; that offers access to Leeds Castle before it opens to the public.

Leeds Castle Glamping

Knights Glamping at Leeds Castle

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  1. Louise de Brookley says:

    concise and easy to read/understand. This has saved me trawling around for handy tips etc, thank you!

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Thank you Louise, always good to receive some positive feedback. Enjoy your day to Leeds Castle:)... Read more »

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