Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle
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Chiddingstone Castle is not only the former home of the gifted late antiquarian Denys Eyre Bower and formerly the Streatfeild family, it is also an impressive Historic House in a wonderful country setting - and an idyllic, award-winning wedding venue in Kent.
Stunning Egyptian and Buddhist artefacts, magnificent Japanese armour, and beautiful Jacobean paintings are held in trust for the nation by this independent charity and are on display as part of our outstanding collections.
Set in 35 acres of grounds including a lake open to fishermen, a rose garden, and magnificent woodland, this beautiful castle in Kent is an ideal venue to host your event, enjoy a fairytale wedding or arrange a group visit with a difference.
For a fun and educational family day out we have a series of Family Event Days throughout the year to entertain all ages. Throughout the opening season, on whatever day we are open, visitors can discover Samurai Warriors, Egyptian tombs and enjoy nature trails in the grounds. In addition, a charming Victorian Tea Room and a well-stocked shop serve to complement a memorable visit.
Just click on Visiting Us to see our opening season, times and prices. Dogs are welcome in the grounds but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clear up after your dog.
Our What’s On page details any changes to these opening times as well as our programme of events and activities taking place throughout the season.
"Visions of Paradise: the Japanese Garden in the UK" - 5th May to 10th July (open days only)
Take the opportunity to look at an exhibition now on in our Board Room, thanks to the Japanese Garden Society and sponosred by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. Entrance to the exhibition is free with an admission ticket to the Castle and covers the history and development of Japanese gardens in the UK.
Wedding Fair - Sunday, 2nd June
Advance notice of the Castle's very first Wedding Fair - definitely an occasion not to be missed if you have a very big day in mind! Let us know you're planning to come along by registering at www.inspiredweddingsandevents.co.uk/page_2551017.html and take the opportunity to visit us and learn all about our fairytale weddings at Chiddingstone Castle.
Breaking News - the Llamas are back in the summer!
We've just heard that the Castle's friendly llamas will be coming back during the summer for short treks around the Castle grounds!! Dates for the diary - Tuesdays, 23rd and 30th July, and 6th, 13th and 20th August - 11am to 2.30pm. For more information or to reserve a slot, call 01892 872746.