Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL
Leeds Castle is set in 500 acres of Kentish parkland and formal gardens, making it a sanctuary for wildlife and waterfowl. The Wood Garden is continually developed to build colour throughout the seasons, and the moat is inhabited by the Castle's famous and beautiful black swans. The Pavilion Garden, which used to contain two tennis courts, is planted with rhododendrons and azaleas. Transformed in 1980 by Russell Page, the Culpeper Garden has traditional box-edged beds filled with roses and colourful perennials, a quintessential English country cottage garden. The Lady Baillie Garden is rich with Mediterranean and sub-tropical plants, providing flowers throughout the year.
Use your annual ticket to come and visit the gardens throughout the year in the changing seasons.
Leeds Castle & Gardens also has a Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering, Attraction / Activity, Historic House and Venue:
Information on Leeds Castle & Gardens , Maidstone
|Opening Times:||Grounds: Open all year from 10:00. Castle opens 10:30. Castle closed for concert/fireworks events & Christmas Day. Last entry to castle, 16:30 (Apr-Sep), 15:30 (Oct-Mar)|
|Admission:||See Leeds Castle website for up-to-date prices.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Leeds Castle is located in the heart of the Kent countryside, six miles east of Maidstone at junction 8 of the M20/A20, midway between London and the Channel Ports of Dover and Folkestone.|
Coaches Welcome, Guided Tours (restrictions may apply), Limited Disabled Access, Parking Availability, Plants for Sale, Gifts Shops, Restaurant
Halloween Monster Quest at Leeds Castle
Mon 22 Oct 2018 – Sun 28 Oct 2018
This October Half Term help Monster Hunter Valerie Van Helsing on a quest through the Castle grounds to investigate ‘The Case of the Halloween Monster’ but watch out for Halloween bandits along the way!
Find our characters hiding across the estate from 11am to 1pm and again from 2pm to 4pm. Lookout for Vinnie the Vampire and Frank Frankenstein amongst others!
Leeds Castle Fireworks Spectacular
Sat 03 Nov 2018 – Sun 04 Nov 2018
Two nights of our spectacular displays set to the theme of ‘Dancing’. With moving images, music and incredible fireworks over the historic Castle, let the countdown begin for the start of this year’s display!
Leeds Castle Presents 'Once Upon a Time at Christmas'
Sat 24 Nov 2018 – Tue 01 Jan 2019
This Christmas, Paddington™ and classic festive stories will be brought to life through illustrations in the magnificent Castle rooms. Be careful not to wake ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as you explore the Castle and lookout for Scrooge in the depiction of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Leeds Castle Christmas Market
Sat 24 Nov 2018 – Sun 16 Dec 2018
Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.
Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the reindeer and birds of prey while traditional fun fair rides (additional charges apply) and live music performances from the band stand.
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