A historic house with with Tudor origins, which features the eclectic collections of its last private owner, Denys Eyre Bower (1905-1977), including Asian art, Egyptian artefacts and Stuart relics, and a beautiful Buddhist collection.
near Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7ADGet Directions
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Facilities for children
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
A historic house, family home for the Streatfeilds, featuring Tudor origins and Victorian rooms that was rebuilt in the 1800’s to resemble a medieval castle.
Chiddingstone Castle is set in 35 acres of informal gardens, with breathtaking views of the North Downs, conservation woodlands, laws, lake and intimate rose garden.
The castle houses the eclectic collections of its last private owner, Denys Eyre Bower, including Asian art, Ancient Egyptian, Buddhist, Stuart, and Jacobite artefacts and relics.
Vintage tea rooms, quirky gift and antique shop, and activities for children.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Castle: 2 April to end of October: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).
Gardens and Grounds: The grounds are open every day and there is no need to book. We just ask for a £3 donation in the honesty box in the car park and then visitors can wander the grounds or take the dog for a walk on the many footpaths that surround us. There are just a few days when the grounds are closed because of weddings but visitors can check this on our website.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Under 5: free
Groups are welcome, minimum 10 people, £9 per head.
Chiddingstone Castle: In pictures
Explore the Collection of Denys Eyre Bower
The Castle houses the intriguing collections of the late collector Denys Eyre Bower, featuring art and artefacts from Japanese lacquer to Samurai armour, Ancient Egyptian treasures and Buddhist objects, Stuart paintings and Jacobite manuscripts.
A traditional tearoom and tea courtyard is open during the season, serving cream teas, full afternoon teas, and a selection of cakes and savouries.
The Castle is available to book for exclusive use from weddings to parties, corporate days to location filming, classes to events.
Tie the knot at Chiddingstone Castle
Set within the idyllic village of Chiddingstone with far reaching views of the Kent countryside, we offer exclusive use of our wedding venue throughout the day.
Looking to visit Chiddingstone Castle?
Chiddingstone Castle are open to visitors from April to end of October annually: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm). The grounds are open every day and there is no need to book. They just ask for a small donation in the honesty box in their car park. Visitors can then wander the grounds or take the dog for a walk on the many footpaths that surround the castle. There are just a few days when the grounds are closed because of weddings but visitors can check this on our website. Historic Houses members must bring their membership card with them to enjoy free entry to the castle.
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