Come and Visit Us
Discover our historic house, art and antiquities collection and tea room with friends, family, as part of a school or group visit
Current Opening Hours
Historic House and Collections - Closed to the public until Friday 30th March 2018
Grounds and Fishing - Open
School Visits - Open on request, please email Fiona on firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Visits - Open on request, please email Anna on email@example.com
Weddings - Open for viewings and bookings, please email Natalie on firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue Hire - Open for viewings and bookings, please email Georgina on email@example.com
2018 Open Season Hours and Admission
From Friday 30th March to Sunday 31st October 2018, we will be open to the public on the following days and times, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm.
Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday: 11am - 5pm
Wednesday: 11am - 5pm
Thursday: Closed for Schools Visits
Friday: Closed for Private Functions
Saturday: Closed for Private Functions
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Adult - £9.50
Child 5 - 13 years - £4.50
Child under 5 - Free
Parking - £2.00 honesty box
At Chiddingstone Castle we have a hands on approach to learning where children and adults are encouraged to participate in activities relating to Denys Bower’s Collections and the historic house itself.
We offer a wide range of arts and crafts to entertain and capture the imagination of our younger visitors. These are available each day we are open and often include: a free spotter sheet with entry to the house; dressing up as a Victorian servant, a Japanese Samurai or an Ancient Egyptian: designing a Victorian peg doll; building a pyramid and writing in hieroglyphic magnetic symbols. The type of activities change regularly and all of the materials, instructions and information are provided free of charge in our Activity Room.
Email Fiona Glossop at firstname.lastname@example.org
For satellite navigation users our postcode is TN8 7AD. Parking is just 70 meters from the North Door and accessible parking is available. Parking is free but we do have an honesty box where we welcome donations for the upkeep of the grounds. Please note that Chiddingstone Castle cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents whilst you are parked on site.
Our closest stations are Penshurst, Cowden, Edenbridge, Hildenborough, Sevenoaks and Tonbirgde but do make sure to book a taxi ahead of time as not all of these staions have permanant taxi ranks.
Gatwick Airport is 40 minutes away, Heathrow Airport 1 hour away.
The ferry at Dover is an hour and fifteen minutes away, the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone is 1 hour and ten minutes away.
As all Denys Bower’s collections are sited on the ground floor at Chiddingstone Castle, they are easily accessible for wheelchair users. The newly opened Library and Streatfeild Room (showing the history of the Castle and the village) are to be found on the first floor just off the Gallery - regrettably there is no lift to these exhibition rooms but interpretation of the Streatfeild Room can be read in the ground floor Housekeeper’s Room. Four specially reserved disabled car parking spaces are located in the car park (a one minute walk from the main North Door) and a spacious disabled washroom is sited in our Tea Room courtyard. All principal entrances and exits can be fitted with wheelchair access facilities. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your visit.