A historic house with Tudor origins, Victorian rooms that was rebuilt in the 1800s to resemble a medieval castle, set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside.
Chiddingstone is set in 35 acres of informal gardens with breathtaking views of the North Downs. It features large lawns for picnics, an intimate rose garden, woodland and a beautiful fishing lake.
The house features the amazing collections of the late Denys Eyre Bower, a passionate and gifted collector of art and artefacts, Japanese lacquer and Samurai armour, Ancient Egyptian treasures, Buddhist objects, Stuart paintings and Jacobite manuscripts.
Today’s opening hours
31st March to 30th October 2019, Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11.00am to 5.00pm (last entry at 4.15pm)
31st March to 30th October 2019: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11.00am to 5.00pm (last entry at 4.15pm).
4 miles from Edenbridge. Access from A21.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Under 5: free
- Accessible toilets
- Accessible parking
Groups are welcome, minimum 15 people, £7.50 per head.
We offer exclusive use of our wedding venue throughout the day. We have three separate areas licensed for the ceremony.
During summer months most couples opt for a ceremony at the Orangery in the grounds, followed by drinks on the formal raised lawn, before coming inside to the Great Hall and the drawing room for the wedding breakfast and evening reception.
During the winter months, or in wet weather, the ceremony is by no means compromised by coming inside to the majestic Great Hall, a grand, formal room of Tudor heritage reflected in its oak panelling.
The bridal couple sign the register at our 17th-century oak refectory table beneath the stained glass window. An aisle is created from the Print Room behind and, following the ceremony, drinks and canapés can be served in the White Rose Drawing Room adjacent, a light and elegant room with breathtaking views of the Weald and walls hung with paintings of the Stuart monarchs.
Joe and I wanted to send our huge thanks to yourself and the rest of the team at Chiddingstone. We had such an amazing and special day. Your team helped us to have a hassle free day and it all ran like clockwork. Thank you again.
The Castle is available for exclusive hire for all kinds of celebrations throughout the year:
From corporate presentations to board room meetings, charity fund-raising balls and formal birthday celebrations to afternoon tea-parties, our team of dedicated staff are on hand to support you through planning and assist on all aspects of the day.