Church of St Peter and St Paul
Leybourne church has some remarkable objects of interest. The west tower, a completely different texture to the main building, was constructed by Blomfield in 1874. The base of the medieval tower survives within. The nave is Norman in date and has two good windows of this date in the south wall. The westernmost has some fine vine leaf paintings on its deep inner splays.
The star attraction of the church is the heart shrine of Sir Roger de Leybourne (d. 1271). This is a small traceried recess of two lights in the base of which stand two caskets, one of which contains Sir Roger’s heart. He died on the final crusade to the Holy Land when it was the practice to send just the heart home for burial.
A 13th-century castle in the parish of Leybourne, Kent. Whilst it was only a small castle in comparison with those at Dover and Leeds, it is still of major historical interest, as denoted by the English Heritage “Ancient Monument” grading. But of equal interest is the history of the people who have lived on the site from pre-historic times, creating a continuous settlement to this day.
Leybourne Lakes Country Park
Leybourne Lakes Country Park covers an area of 93 hectares (230 acres). Habitats include established lakes, grasslands, newly created shallow wetlands, dense scrub, the Mill Stream, hedgerows and woodlands and has spectacular views out to the North Downs.The site is designated as a Local Wildlife Site and an Area of Local Landscape Importance. It is also a Green Flag Award winning park and Natural England accredited country park
St Peter & St Paul CEP School
There has been a Church of England School in Leybourne since 1775.The school on its present site was built in 1876, consisting of one classroom and two cottages. The cottage next to the classroom was the home of the Governess and the other cottage the home of the Rectory Gardener. These two cottages are now the private house attached to the school. The rest of the building was constructed in stages in 1935, 1956 and 1986.
Leybourne Football Club
Leybourne Football Club is a Charter Standard community club who provide a safe, enjoyable, learning environment for all children. The club was formed in 1987 to provide the local community with the means to play football and continues to provide training sessions for all ages and abilities with teams competing in several local leagues.