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Opening Times for 2017

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The Season:The Castle, Collections, Gardens, Tea Room and Gift Shop are open on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays until the end of October
The Days:We welcome visitors ONLY on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays
The Times:We welcome visitors from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm) on the days listed


Pre-booked group bookings and school visits are available on most weekdays throughout the year.

Please note that there is no public right of way through the Castle’s grounds and the Trust reserves the right to deny access through any of the Castle’s gates at any time.

Dogs are welcome in our grounds but must be kept on leads at all times. Please clear up after your dog.

Admission Charges – 2017

Children under 5FREE
Children 5-13£4.50
Families (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)£25
Adult group per person (min 15 people) unguided£8
Adult season ticket£18
Family season ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)£48
Parking (an honesty box is located in the car park)£2

Please note that 2 for 1 admission vouchers, HHA Membership cards, gift vouchers (for teas and/or admission) are not available for use on Special Event days, such as the Wedding Fair, Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, Summer Vintage Fair, Country Fair and Christmas Fair.  Please check before visiting the Castle by calling 01892 872746 during weekday office hours.

Could all visitors to the Castle and Gardens kindly use the Castle car park and refrain from parking in Chiddingstone village.

The Castle is managed and run by the Denys Eyre Bower Bequest, a charitable trust.  Registered Charity No. 291203.


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.

Access Statement for Chiddingstone Castle