Bring your friends and family and enjoy a relaxing day in our beautful grounds.

Adults - £6 and children - £2

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Welcome to Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle is an historic house, accredited museum and an award-winning venue. The Castle is set in 35 acres of Kentish countryside and is home to one man’s extraordinary collection.

The castle is open from April to October on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm.  Our tea rooms are open during these hours and can be accessed without an admission ticket.

We host events, education groups, weddings and private functions at the Castle throughout the year so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Awaken your zen… Retreat Day

Saturday 1st February 9.45am - 5pm

Welcome in 2020 with a revitalising retreat day inspired by the principles of Japanese Zen Buddhism.  The day will include Forest Bathing or shinrin yoku in the Castle grounds, a demonstration of toyohari acupuncture, wild yoga, and food and wellness advice. Lunch will be locally sourced with a Japanese twist.

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Discover more about Japan!

We are open to organised group visits and schools

Explore the fascinating culture and art of Japan through our collections.  From the armour and swords of fierce samurai warriors to tea utensils lacquered in powdered gold.  You can view these on any of our open days or share with your local schools so they can book in a visit.

Planning a wedding?

Venue Hire

No matter what size your wedding, formal or relaxed, at Chiddingstone Castle we are here to help tailor a day to suit you.

Chiddingstone Casket

To begin 2020 and the Year of Japan at Chiddingstone Castle, we have chosen this amazing 17th-century Japanese casket as our first Object of the Month! Known as the ‘Chiddingstone Casket’ and admired for its rare shape and high-quality decoration, it used to belong to the famous novelist and collector William Beckford.

What people say

“Something interesting for everyone”

"This is a lovely place to visit. The house has a great collection of artifacts. The gardens have nice walks, a pretty bridge and an Egyptian grass maze."

Jenny via TripAdvisor

“The most amazing day”

"The staff were so welcoming. My daughter said she'd had the best day ever. Thank you. Will definitely be keeping my eyes open for future events. "

Gemma via Facebook

“Best Egyptian collection outside the British Museum”

"Visited as part of an Arts Society to this fabulous historic house, art collections and gardens."

Member of Reigate Decorative & Fine Arts Society via TripAdvisor

"Blown away"

"We had the most wonderful day and I think it is fair to say the venue absolutely made it...The day really exceeded out expectations and we are both so grateful for everything you did pulling it together."

Elyse via Hitched

Opening Hours


The 2020 Open Season runs from

Sunday 29th March to

Wednesday 28th October

We are open Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed and Bank Holidays, excluding Good Friday

11am - 5pm, with last entry and orders at 4.15pm


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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