Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

A castle was first built in the Saxon manor of Esledes (later called Leeds) in 1119.

Leeds Castle passed into royal hands in 1278 and over the course of 150 years it was held by six medieval queens. In Tudor times Henry VIII visited on his way to the 'Field of the Cloth of Gold'. Lady Baillie bought the castle in 1926. She invested over £100,000 into restoring the castle. At the end of her life she established the Leeds Castle Foundation, to which she bequeathed the castle and its surrounding park upon her death in 1974. Educational visits to Leeds Castle ensure your school group will learn that there is much more to Leeds Castle than history with self-guided visits and fun packed itineraries.

Your day at Leeds Castle can include:

A choice of themed workshops, delivered by a trained education co-ordinator and focused on requirements of the current UK National Curriculum. A visit inside the castle to discover over 900 years of history, including Tudor life and the 1920s. Free time for the children to discover the twists and turns of the Maze, the magical underground Grotto, seasonal Falconry Displays and the play areas.

Visits last approximately four hours.



For further details please contact the Education Manager on 01622 767821 or by email to education@leeds-castle.co.uk