Leeds Castle and Canterbury - Day Tour from Brighton
4.9
14 Ratings
Brighton and Hove
Embark on a day tour from Brighton to Leeds Castle and Canterbury. Explore the picturesque Leeds Castle with its maze and parkland, and visit the beautiful medieval city of Canterbury. Hassle-free transportation included.
Duration: 11 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Leeds Castle - Leeds Castle, once home of King Henry VIII is often called ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ because it is so romantic and has such beautiful grounds and gardens. Take a relaxing walk through the stunning gardens, visit the maze and grotto, and see the majestic Hawks and Eagles in the aviary. The little ones will love the Knights Stronghold playground, and adventure golf.
  • Canterbury - Visit the medieval town of Canterbury and pilgrimage site. Our guided tour includes The Westgate and The River Stour, concluding at Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO world heritage site. Learn about the Roman and medieval history of the city and associated famous people. Your guide will advise regarding visiting the Cathedral and other places of interest during your free time.
What's Included
  • Admission to Leeds Castle & Gardens
  • Air-conditioned executive coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Guided tour of medieval Canterbury
Additional Information

Leeds Castle, often regarded as one of the world’s most scenic castles, emerges impressively from its surrounding moat, a stance it has maintained for over nine centuries. Whether you’re planning a family outing or an adventurous excursion with friends, Leeds Castle promises an unforgettable experience for all visitors. With its ancient fortifications and historic Roman pathways, Canterbury transports you to a bygone era, ensuring lasting impressions.

  • Traverse the Castle’s Labyrinth and relish the 500 acres of serene parkland and meticulously crafted gardens.

  • Discover the array of attractions at Leeds Castle, including falconry demonstrations, two exciting playgrounds for children, an intriguing maze with a subterranean grotto, estate train and boat rides, and an engaging 12-hole mini-golf course (*additional fees apply for certain attractions)

  • Explore Canterbury, one of the UK’s most charming medieval cities and the site of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation, making your visit worry-free

Location
21 Old Steine
Old Steine
Meet 10 minutes prior departure outside Discovery Tours Travel Centre, 21 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Denise_d
Feb 21, 2024
Gerry our tour guide is... - Gerry our tour guide is very knowledgeable about the place, with great sense of humor and take care of us well. Me and my sister enjoyed the tour! 🤩
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Joan_d
Oct 29, 2023
Walking with our guide - Walking from the Carpark to Leeds Castle Gerry, our guide, gave us a memorable and entertaining account of the castle’s history and the renovation efforts.
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Amanda_t
Aug 22, 2023
Beautiful day out and step back into the past. - Lovely day out with the family. Leeds Castle and grounds are breathtaking. There is so much to see so I would not waste time sitting down for lunch at the restaurant there. We could have spent the whole day. The hedge maze is no joke so beware! If you are traveling with kids the playground area is amazing for getting some energy out. Canterbury is another step back in time. Our guid was very knowledgeable. The cathedral is a wonder of architecture and history. Would recommend this trip to anyone.
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Kristin_m
May 29, 2023
Leeds Castle is Picturesque - Leeds Castle is incredibly picturesque and so much more to see and do than just visiting the castle. Definitely do lunch on the terrace overlooking the castle. Visit the falcon area and find you way through the maze. In Canterbury it’s well worth adding on a visit to Canterbury Cathedral. Our guide Gerry was fantastic! Very helpful and entertaining.
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D5264hrjohns
Oct 30, 2022
Great day out - Great day out with excellent service from guide Gerry who is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Highly recommended!
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Miriam_r
Oct 30, 2022
Awesome day trip - I had an awesome trip! Gerry is absolutely wonderful! Very helpful and informative; he gives information that is not overwhelming, delivers it with wit and humor, and ensures that the group pays attention! 10/10 would recommend! Such a delight to have joined this day trip!
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Patsiwill
Sep 12, 2022
Fine day trip from Brighton - Lovely day. Jerry, our guide, and Tony, our driver were wonderful hosts to a memorable and informative day. Thank you!
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24k_tiab
Aug 21, 2022
A perfect day - I loved this tour. Our guide was Andrew, and he was so kind and explain all history about this place with a great humor. The perfect trip!
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Lna11111
Jul 27, 2022
Excellent Tour - Andrew was an incredible guide for this tour - knowledgeable and kind. Absolutely recommend seeing Leeds Castle and Canterbury this way!
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705lisah705
Jul 24, 2022
Leeds Castle and Canterbury - Nice tour. The address to meet is not in any way marked Discovery Tours but tour guides and buses pick you up directly in front. Transportation is by air-conditioned coach with a toilet for emergency use. Seats are fairly comfortable. You may want to take a book because there isn’t much commentary about the areas you’re passing through or enjoy a peaceful nap. Andrew was my guide and made the tour very enjoyable. He passed out a lolly to everyone and took head counts at each stop to ensure no one was left behind. Andrew has a wonderful sense of humor too. When we arrived at Leed’s Castle, Andrew purchased tickets and then distributed wrist bands for entry and a map. You are free to explore on your own. Andrew entered the castle with everyone, a stunning place, but doesn’t lead an official tour through the castle. Staff in each room can respond to your questions. When the Leeds Castle tour was over, we waited for guests reporting back a tad late to the coach, and then encountered horrible traffic - an uncontrollable situation. Our driver skillfully navigated, and we arrived in Canterbury safely. A 35-45 minute walking tour was offered but due to our arrival time, the cathedral would be closed by the time we arrived, so some people left the walking tour to make sure they would get to see the cathedral before it closed in about 25 minutes. The actual tour part of this package is the walking tour through Canterbury. Otherwise, you have the luxury of exploring on your own and comfortable transportation. Good tour.
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