GROUP TOURS & SPECIALIST TALKS
A variety of options are available for your group visit, from private guided and audio tours to specialist talks and sign language tours.
Private Guided Visits
Includes a private guided tour of the Castle with a Leeds Castle tour guide.
Available outside normal opening hours at 9.15am, 9.30am and 9.45am. Tours are available in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. Coaches may drive to a point near the castle island to drop off passengers.
Tours last approximately one hour, must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. Please ensure you inform our Group Bookings department in advance if your party includes wheelchair users or anyone with mobility issues so we can make the necessary arrangements to facilitate the tour.
Explore the grounds and Castle at your leisure. Pre-book your visit in advance to save time on the day. We appreciate that numbers in your group are only approximate at the time of booking, therefore confirmation of these should be made on your arrival at the Ticket Office. After visiting the magnificent state rooms of Leeds Castle, make sure there’s time to see everything the estate has to offer including stunning gardens and the beautiful yew maze.
Enhance your visit with our Audio Tour. Your group can hear the fascinating stories behind the 12th Century Castle’s history. We advise that you must pre-book your audio tour. Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Russian.
£3.25 per person or pre-booked £3.00 per person.
British Sign Language Tours
Discover a fascinating historical visit through the beautifully restored rooms of the Castle conducted by a level three communicator in British Sign Language.
Call +44 (0)1622 767865 to book.
THEMED GUIDED CASTLE TOURS
Our themed guided Castle tours are available at a discounted group rate. Call +44 (0)1622 767865 to book.
Below Stairs Tour
The discreet running of a large household in the 1930s took military precision.
Visit areas below stairs to learn how the Castle servants
made this seem effortless.
See the bedrooms not usually open to the public. Visit the rooms preferred by King Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson during their stays, and more recently by Pavarotti and Sir Cliff Richard.
History Set in Stone Tour
Discover more about the countless alterations and modernisations that have been made to the Grade I listed Castle by previous owners.
Visit both the Culpeper and Lady Baillie gardens with one of our expert gardeners. Tours are planned according to the time of year and size of group. One hour tours available. Min 15 persons, max 25 persons. Available in English only.
From £3.00 per person.
Punting on the Moat
Enjoy a leisurely punt on the moat in the shadow of the 12th Century Castle.
Sit back, relax and float gently through the arches in an elegant wooden punt. Visitors will be able to see views of the Castle from an inspiring perspective. Open from April to October (weather permitting).
£3.50 per person for a 15 minute tour (must be pre-booked)
Meet the Owls
Join the Falconry Team and meet the Owls of Leeds Castle.
Learn more about these magnificent birds, where they are from, how they hunt their prey and find out if the myths surrounding these animals are true. A variety of our Owls will be presented to your group with the opportunity to photograph and interact with the birds.
£4.00 per person (minimum charge of £50) for a 30 minute session.
Souvenir Guide Books
Make the most of your day with a complete guide to Leeds Castle. Guide books can be ordered in advance at a discounted rate to groups.
English Souvenir Guide Book - £4.00
Guide Booklets (available in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese) - 80p
Our specialist afternoon talks can be pre-booked from 2.30pm onwards. Lasting approximately 40 minutes in the Education Suite with opportunity for questions afterwards. Maximum of 40 people per talk. Talks are available at a group rate of just £3.00 per person. Call +44 (0)1622 767865 to book.
The Field of Cloth of Gold
Find out about 'The Field of Cloth of Gold' in 1520 and its significance to Leeds Castle
Leading Ladies of Leeds Castle
Discover why Leeds Castle has become known as the ‘Ladies Castle’. Take an in-depth look into the history of the key women who have owned and lived here.
Flowers of Leeds Castle
Learn more about the last private owner of the Castle, Lady Baillie and her passion for flowers. Find out how she made her gardeners arrange displays to compliment her daily outfits and the 1930s décor.
Arms & Armour
Learn about the fearsome arms and armour that has been used in medieval jousts, battles and court pageantry for thousands of years.
The History of Leeds Castle
This talk is a must for groups visiting Leeds Castle for the first time. Discover the Castle's history summarised in a 40 minute talk.
High Society Secrets
Discover the glamour and gossip from the Lady Baillie party years with this light-hearted look back at some of the more colourful characters who stayed at Leeds Castle in the 1930s.