Fun & Interesting Facts
While there has been a castle on the site for more than 1,100 years, in reality some parts of the building are only 200 years old. The Victorian’s loved to recreate the look of Tudor architecture.
Take flight for an unforgettable adventure with a Hollingbourne, near Leeds Castle hot air balloon ride.
Admire the stunning ‘Garden of England’ from on high as you drift serenely wherever the wind takes you.
Unforgettable views of glorious Kent countryside await you, spanning miles in every direction and dotted with orchards, oast houses and vineyards.
Often called ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, Leeds Castle is likely to be the first landmark you see as you go up, up and away from our launch site just next door.
With its fairy tale setting on islands in the middle of a lake, look out for the maze, grotto and golf course amongst the Tudor-style battlements.
A clear day could also bring views of the county town of Maidstone to the north west, while seemingly endless country landscapes stretch out to the north, east and south.
No other form of flight compares to the experience of a lifetime you will get on our Hollingbourne, near Leeds Castle hot air balloon ride. We launch from right next door, in the picturesque grounds of the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel.