Day Trip to Leeds Castle in Kent, UK

Trip to Leeds Castle is ideal for a fascinating day trip from London. Leeds castle is one of the most beautiful in the country. Fairytale romantic Leeds Castle is also a popular venue for weddings, both for a civil ceremony and for the reception. Getting to Leeds stop requires a 1.5 hour coach ride, so it is quite manageable as a day trip from London. And it is well worth the effort! Leeds Castle is often called as "the loveliest castle in the world". Leeds Castle’s landscape is simply amazing, with the castle having been built on two islands in an artificial lake. The impression is that the entire structure floats on the water.
The oldest part of the Leeds castle Maidstone is Gloriette dated 1280 (a centrally planned island enclosure joined to the castle by a bridge), while many other parts of it are only 200 years old.

Leeds Castle was a royal residence for six of England's medieval queens and a palace of Henry VIII.
Also known as “the ladies castle”, Leeds Castle in both its construction and its surroundings looks to have received a feminine touch. And, in fact, it did: for about 150 years England’s widowed queens upon the death of their husbands received the castle as part of their dowry, or settlement. The gardens, designed to offer colour and fragrance throughout the year, provide perhaps the finest evidence of this. Visit the Wood garden in spring to enjoy a variety of spring bulbs and wild flowers. The English Culpeper Garden presents a feast for the eyes for rose lovers, and the Mediterranean Lady Baillie Garden is one to see later in the year.


Visitors to Leeds Castle from 20th 27th april will see its grounds transformed into carpets of color during “Tulip Fever” week. But this castle is not only for women: Men can encounter the castle’s signature ghost, a large black dog. And from 1st 6th June, modern knights can enjoy thrilling medieval jousting tournaments and archery performances.  Surely visit Leeds Castle tour that is very informative and the rooms in the castle well preserved. Leeds Castle Opening Times: it is Open all year.
Remember that Leeds Castle is situated to the east of the village of Leeds, Kent, but not near far bigger and better-known city of Leeds in West Yorkshire.


Getting to Leeds Castle by train: Bearsted is the closest train station to Leeds Castle, and then There are regular coach shuttle service runes from Bearsted station to Leeds Castle.
How to get to Leeds Castle by bus. You can take national express coach from London’s Victoria Coach Station.
How to get to Leeds Castle by car: Leeds Castle Kent is situated 7 miles east of Maidstone, off Junction 8 of the M20 motorway you can only follow the brown and white tourist signs.