Unforgettable events at Leeds Castle
Just five miles south-east of Maidstone in Kent, Leeds Castle is a sumptuous former royal residence with over 900 years of history. Today visitors can enjoy more than 500 acres of lush parkland and gardens, as well as the elegantly preserved interiors. A picture perfect wedding venue, guests can dine in the glorious Henry VIII Banqueting Hall. Leeds Castle also boasts a stunning nine hole golf course and kids will love the zip line rides and falconry.
Discover the Garden of England in Maidstone
The historic centre of the Garden of England, Maidstone in Kent is one of the country's most picturesque towns, only five miles from Leeds Castle. With the handsome River Medway running through the centre of town, many visitors hire a boat to cruise past The Archbishop's Palace, a former 14th century residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, now a popular wedding venue. On land head for Maidstone Museum, home to Old Masters paintings and thousands of fascinating fossils.
Stunning scenery in the Kent Downs
Leeds Castle is just over four miles form the gorgeous greenery of the Kent Downs AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It's sprinkled with charming country pubs, historic castles and fine trails for walkers and nature enthusiasts. History buffs shoud head to Dover Castle, one of England's oldest forts. Planning a trip to Leeds Castle? Travelodge Maidstone Central Hotel is just five miles away, or Travelodge Medway M2 Hotel is perfect for exploring the Kent Downs.