Join

Chiddingstone Castle

A Victorian castle with earlier roots keeping a large collection of Oriental artefacts.

near Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AD

Shepherd Photography Chiddingtone Castle
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.
An historic house featuring Tudor origins and Victorian rooms that was rebuilt in the 1800s to resemble a medieval castle.

Chiddingstone Castle is set in 35 acres of informal gardens, with breath-taking views of the North Downs, walks in the grounds and paths through the conservation woodlands. It features large lawns for picnics, an intimate rose garden and an elegant fishing lake.

Opening Times

2022

Castle: 3 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.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.
Adults: £9.50
Children: £4.50
Under 5: free

Group Visits

Groups are welcome, minimum 15 people, £7.50 per head.

Accessibility
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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.

Chiddingstone Castle wedding

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.

If you’re interested in joining Historic Houses as a member, you can find out more about membership below. Members enjoy free access to almost three hundred independently owned historic houses across the UK for free using their membership card, as well as a quarterly magazine and monthly online lectures about the houses.

Why become a Historic Houses member?

Other houses members can visit nearby

Hever Castle, Kent
Free for members

Hever Castle

Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG

Penshurst Place
Free for members

Penshurst Place

Penshurst, Tonbridge, TN11 8DG

Small Azaleas at Riverhill Garden
Free for members

Riverhill House and Gardens

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RR

Become a Historic Houses member

Explore the nation’s heritage from just £59 per year.

Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses, castles, and gardens across Britain offer our members free entry.

Receive a quarterly magazine exploring the architecture, collections, and family histories of our grandest and oldest homes, and get an insight into what it takes to keep them standing today.

Enjoy monthly online lectures about the houses and their extraordinary history, presented by experts including house owners, curators and guest lecturers.

Join now
Chiddingstone Castle

Sign up for our free bulletin

Are you interested in the stories locked away inside Britain’s Historic Houses? Every Friday, we publish a free newsletter detailing news, stories and details from our member houses. From the stained glass windows of Knebworth House to the armoury of Bamburgh Castle, whether you’re a member or just interested, subscribe here and explore the treasures of Britain’s Historic Houses.