Leeds Castle in Kent – Designed to Entertain and Amaze
Beautiful by design and first-class hostess to royalty, nobility, and glamorous guests for over 900 years, Leeds Castle in Kent rises majestically from the water in the stunning Kentish countryside.
When Anglo-American heiress, Lady Olive Baillie restored and modernised Leeds Castle in the 1930s, she made absolutely sure that her guests would receive the very latest in comfort and the highest standard of service. The moment you walk through the Castle’s doors, be transported to the 1930s as you discover the rescue and restoration of the Castle, and its transformation into complete interiors styled by Lady Baillie and her collaborators, including top French designers Armand-Albert Rateau to Stéphane Boudin.
Lady Baillie created a private playground for the rich and famous, entertaining the likes of David Niven, Errol Flynn, Chips Channon, a young John F. Kennedy, the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson, Noel Coward, and even Ian Fleming to name a few. Her guests experienced the finest hospitality and were offered countless leisure activities including golf, tennis, squash in the Castle’s own court (now the Dog Collar Museum), croquet and boating on the moat.
Today, Leeds Castle continues to welcome residential guests and provides a glamorous setting and luxurious home in which to entertain your top clients, staff or family. Our team can tailor a programme of activities to suit your requirements for the duration of your stay and ensure everyone has a memorable experience.
This unique venue has all the modern amenities needed for high-scale meetings, fine-dining and events; all within an impressive setting. Guests can book the entire Castle Island, with flexible use of the Maiden’s Tower, Castle State rooms, drawing rooms, boardroom, dining room, salon and luxury four-poster bedrooms. For more intimate retreats, the Castle has also recently restored and opened a 14th century manor house on the edge of the estate. This property, named Battel Hall, offers equally beautiful break-out rooms, an oak-panelled dining room, individually designed bedrooms and lush private gardens for summer soirees.
The Castle estate offers ample of space in the wider Parkland, ideal for organised daytime activities such as golf, falconry, archery, corporate treasure hunts, Segway tours and Go-Ape high wire forest adventures.
If you are looking for relaxation, why not sink into one of Lady Baillie’s original 1930s sofas in the Thorpe Hall Drawing Room and let our Butler serve you a vintage whisky to enjoy in front of the roaring log fire? On a summer evening, take cocktails on the sundial terrace and watch as traditional wooden punts float silently across the moat while the sun sets over the distant views of the parkland.
Embrace the value of connecting with your customers and staff in a unique and tranquil historic environment. Enjoy memorable experiences together and create opportunities to think and work, well away from the usual busy schedule.