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Knight's Glamping at Leeds Castle

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General

  • Glamping stays in the grounds of one of Kent's top attractions
  • Includes free access to Leeds Castle and grounds for your entire stay
  • Four-poster beds, woodburning stoves and firepit with cooking griddle

This is the stuff of dreams for your budding knights (and possibly any grownups who’ve ever harboured fantasies of living at a huge historic pad): the chance to spend a night or few at Leeds Castle, one of Kent’s finest attractions and proudly nicknamed ‘the loveliest castle in the world’.

Like the knights of yore you’ll have the run of the place by day and night, as free entry to the castle and grounds is included for your whole stay at Knight's Glamping at Leeds Castle. The castle itself is closed at night but you can ramble around the estate after hours (although it’s recommended you stick to the well-lit parts and keep any sibling rivalry-induced sword battles well away from the moat).

Accommodation standards have seen distinct improvements since medieval times, you’ll no doubt be thankful to hear. Bell tents are kitted out with top-notch furnishings, including a double four-poster bed that’ll be made up with luxury bed linen ready for your arrival. Each tent also has a woodburning stove and plenty of furry throws to keep you snug. A short walk away is the Knights’ Cottage, which houses smart shower and washing facilities.

Such a stay demands a grand feast, of course, and the folk here have made that easy – it’s a short stroll from the tents to the open-air picnic area for meals cooked on a cast iron griddle over a firepit and served up on the picnic tables. Suitable supplies of meat and ale can be picked up at the supermarket and shops 10 minutes away in Maidstone.


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Excellent site and tent. Camp beds for older children did not work.08/28/2019

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  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Tents

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    Camp beds

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Fantastic family experience!08/20/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We had a fantastic stay in a Bell Tent. We were able to feel like knights for the night! It was amazing and we even had access to the castle grounds after dark!! Would highly recommend for a night away that doesn’t involve putting your own tent up!

    Disliked: 

    Even though it was August and you expect to the invaded by wasps we were unable to see any wasp catchers available.

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Great experience - we’ll be back!07/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Large tent, comfy bed, WiFi, access to a full kitchen, clean bbqs, cozy cosy for our twin 4yr olds. Access to all castle offerings.

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Les employées étaient merveilleux, la tente superbe07/11/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceMeryl H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Le concept, le site, la zone de jeux pour enfants, le staff et la balade autour du château !

    Disliked: 

    Les avions qui volent à proximité jusqu'à très tard, la zone de jeux pour enfants fermée à 17h.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Maidstone, Kent, England, ME17 1PL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.2456°N 0.6348°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Maidstone: Chequers Centre Bus Station — 5.1 miles
Wigmore (Medway): Wigmore Road — 7.1 miles
Gillingham (Kent): Hempstead Valley Coach Stop — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Hollingbourne Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Harrietsham Rail Station — 1.6 miles
Bearsted Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Ferry ports
Gravesend Pier — 18.0 miles
Tilbury Ferry Terminal — 18.3 miles
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 23.4 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 22.5 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 24.0 miles
Biggin Hill Airport — 26.8 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

To say there’s heaps to do at Leeds Castle is something of an understatement: it would be easy to fill many, many hours taking in all its attractions. You’ll want to start with a tour of the castle of course: its story starts way back in 1119 and takes in numerous characters including Henry VIII and Anglo-American heiress Lady Baillie, who bought the place as a country retreat in 1926.

Once you’ve seen inside, there’s plenty more to come. Kids can become king of their own castle at the huge Knights’ Realm adventure playground or wend their way through the maze to find the shell-encrusted underground grotto. Punting, falconry displays, Segway tours and swinging through the trees at the Go Ape adventure park are also worth scheduling time for, as are strolls through the gorgeous gardens.

If you fancy taking in more of the surrounds, perhaps take a bimble around the woods at Bedgebury National Pinetum (35 minutes’ drive), make new furry friends at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats (15 minutes) or pop the cork on fine local wines and ciders at Biddenden Vineyards, 25 minutes away.

Must see

  • Leeds Castle (0.3 miles)
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (9.2 miles)
  • The Historic Dockyard Chatham (11.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Stoneacre (2.6 miles)
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (9.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

Knight's Glamping at Leeds Castle cancellation policy

No refunds within 8 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Knight's Glamping at Leeds Castle will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • When can I check in and check out of Knight's Glamping at Leeds Castle?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Taxes
Local city/eco tax is included in the rate.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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